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The material was actually developed to produce light-weight components that can withstand enormous forces thanks to ultra-thin, endlessly long carbon fibers and are nevertheless as easy to process as thermoplastic...
Published on: April 2, 2018
The partnership aims to develop carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic tapes to produce lightweight parts for future generations of aircraft. In addition to lightweighting, these new composites will provide lower cost and faster production speeds for...
Published on: March 27, 2018
Previous restrictions on synthetic resin composites, such as the mass production capability and intrinsic brittleness of the material, could soon be a thing of the past thanks to CFRTPs. The impact-resistant matrix material polycarbonate further increases...
Published on: March 19, 2018
The patented Voith Roving Applicator (VRA) is the core and one of the main parts of this state-of-the-art production line producing the CFRP rear panel for the new Audi A8. This high-load structural component has a...
Published on: March 16, 2018
KDC has built a carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) industrial value chain that includes carbon fiber, textile, stacking, preforming, forming and post-treatment, while using a fully automated production line in Langfang, Hebei, China. KDC also operates...
Published on: March 13, 2018
“Lightweight composite parts can deliver weight reductions of 30 to 60 percent over steel,” said Magna Exteriors President Grahame Burrow. “It’s easy to see why automakers are pursuing these materials, and we’re ready to...
Published on: March 7, 2018
Chomarat, the composite reinforcement specialist group, is launching its multiaxial glass NCF for thermoplastic composites. The patented stitching yarn used can withstand processing temperatures to 400°C, making it an innovative industrial solution for...
Published on: February 27, 2018
The project is exploring how graphene which is just one atom thick and a million times thinner than human hair, could be used to create lighter, stronger, safer and more energy-efficient vehicles revolutionising the...
Published on: January 22, 2018
Whilst composites have been used in lightweight free-form building envelopes in ground breaking projects for several decades, Dr Mark Hobbs, Head of Structural Engineering at PCT will focus on recent works that utilise...
Published on: December 25, 2017
As a key part of the particle tracker support structures for the LHC's Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector, Exel's pultruded profiles had to satisfy strict dimensional tolerances and sustain the highest level of...
Published on: December 18, 2017
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