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Sigrafil 50k carbon fiber is often used as basis for applications in the fields mobility and energy – from the automotive industry to aerospace, through to wind energy. The new generation of these large-tow fibers is particularly suited for automated...
Published on: June 26, 2017
The research, published by the journal Scientific Reports online on Feb. 28, represents a "significant advance" in the development of micro-extrusion 3D printing techniques for carbon fiber, the authors reported. "The mantra is 'if you could make...
Published on: March 6, 2017
The investment will be made over the next 24 months and will include the acquisition and installation of new manufacturing equipment to increase the capabilities of the institute, as well as construction and infrastructure upgrades for the facility to...
Published on: October 10, 2016
The grant by the Washington State Department of Commerce, from its Clean Energy Fund 2 program, will allow purchase and installation of equipment to recycle carbon fiber scrap from the aerospace industry into value-added products.Production...
Published on: September 29, 2016
The process, developed by a team led by Adrian Sabau of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, would replace the practice of preparing the surface of the materials by hand using abrasive pads, grit blasting and environmentally harmful...
Published on: May 27, 2016
Arkema is willing to bring ready-to-use materials to composites molders, such as reactive thermoplastic resin for RTM and Infusion (Elium), structural adhesives for composite-composite and metal-composite assembly (AEC Polymers) and now thermoplastic...
Published on: March 4, 2015
In wind farms across North America and Europe, sleek turbines equipped with state-of-the-art technology convert wind energy into electric power. But tucked inside the blades of these feats of modern engineering is a decidedly low-tech core material: balsa...
Published on: June 26, 2014
Mr. Dugmore was most recently Sales Director at Amber Composites where he was instrumental in its  transformation and eventual sale to TenCate earlier this year. Mr. Dugmore has more than twenty years of experience in the composites industry and is...
Published on: March 4, 2013
“Composites are often unsuited to high temperature environments,” says Zircotec’s managing director Terry Graham. “Traditionally this leads to vehicle makers opting for more conservative materials that add weight or they rely on bulky heatshields that...
Published on: February 6, 2013