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Designed by Reginald Mitchell, and produced from 1938-1948 at Supermarine Aviation where Mitchell was employed as an engineer, the original Spitfire fighter-interceptor was the first ‘all-metal’ stressed-skin aircraft. All of the glass reinforced plastic...
Published on: November 28, 2016
The epoxy resin system enables the manufacturing of lighter parts that enhance the vehicles’ performance. Hexion’s composite of epoxy and carbon fiber reinforced plastic, aluminum and super high-strength steels helped reduce vehicle weight by up to...
Published on: November 18, 2016
In 2015, the businesses that today comprise Arconic recorded revenues of approximately $12.5 billion. Of this, approximately 65 percent derived from markets characterized by secular growth and compelling margins, including aerospace and automotive; the...
Published on: November 14, 2016
Technica releases new family of Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensor arrays in ultra-thin fibers for embedding them into composite materials used in aerospace, performance vehicles and marine vessels, energy and other...
Published on: November 14, 2016
The fan cowls score with advanced CFRP technology and make the aircraft significantly lighter as well as more efficient. The A330neo is now entering the test phase at Airbus. In September 2014, FACC were tasked with the development and manufacture of the...
Published on: November 3, 2016
  The Japanese composites market By 2020 the global composites market is projected to reach USD 90 billion, growing at a compound annual growth rate of between 7% and 9%. Asia-Pacific represents nearly 50% of world...
Published on: October 26, 2016
A state of the art facility, the new Retlif Composites Testing Laboratory provides testing for Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers (CFRP), Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymers (GFRP), Aramids (Kevlar), as well as for Non-Fiber Reinforced Plastic. The result of...
Published on: October 26, 2016
A new concept vehicle jointly developed by BASF and Hyundai Motor Company combines key solutions from the chemical industry with purposeful aerodynamic design and specialized high-performance technologies. Both companies will present outstanding features...
Published on: October 21, 2016
Recently the innovative carbon-fiber composite component won the MATERIALICA Design+Technology Silver Award in the "Product" category. Daimler AG's microsandwich won the Silver Award in the "CO2 Efficiency" category. Featuring eco-friendly source...
Published on: October 20, 2016
This is a milestone in the industrial mass production of CFRP components. The framework for large-scale production was put in place as a result of the development partnership that has existed between Voith Composites and Audi since 2011. The partners had...
Published on: October 7, 2016