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(Published on June-July 2005 – JEC Magazine #18)   BY CARLA BOONSTRA, MARKETING & SALES PURE® DEPARTMENT LANKHORST INDUTECH BV   Lankhorst Indutech BV specializes in the development and manufacture of industrial yarns. A few years ago, the company...
Published on: June 6, 2011
(Published on June-July 2005 – JEC Magazine #18)   In the quest for more affordable materials with the lowest possible specific weight, automotive and aeronautical engineers in particular have discovered a new way to lighten the load. Thermoplastics...
Published on: June 6, 2011
(Published on August-September 2005 – JEC Magazine #19)   BY GERALD HODGSON, MANAGING DIRECTOR, SCYWAYS LTD   AND DAVID KENDALL, SPECIALIST STRUCTURES DIVISION, WHITE YOUNG GREEN   White Young Green (consultants to the built, natural and social...
Published on: June 6, 2011
“The new carbon fiber plant in Moses Lake is a fundamental component of the joint venture’s strategy to commercialize the manufacture of lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastics for use in the automotive industry. Carbon fiber technology is becoming...
Published on: May 27, 2011
Dr. Jürgen Köhler, Chairman of SGL Group’s Business Unit Carbon Fibers & Composite Materials: “The objective of our joint venture with Mitsubishi Rayon is to ensure the exclusive 50k precursor supply for SGL Group and consequently also for SGL...
Published on: May 26, 2011
Automobili Lamborghini SpA has been working with carbon fibre composites for 30 years; indeed the Italian auto-maker was responsible for the first carbon fibre component on a production car and the first carbon fibre tub on a road car.  Composites were...
Published on: May 17, 2011
The University of Nottingham is to lead a new £10m Centre for Innovative Manufacturing, it was announced on March 17, 2011).Funding over the next five years includes £4.9m from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), with a further...
Published on: May 5, 2011
Several of the technologies are associated with EADS’ patented Vacuum Assisted Process (VAP), including a preform manufacturing machine that is highly automated and self-adaptable. VAP provides an optimised out-ofautoclave manufacturing process the makes...
Published on: May 3, 2011
(Published on November-December 2008 – JEC Magazine #45)   M. REYNE, ENGINEER, ENSIAS   In automotive construction, 15% of the average weight of current vehicles consists of synthetic materials. The breakdown for the three major functions is as table 1...
Published on: May 2, 2011
(Published on November-December 2008 – JEC Magazine #45)   MARCOS RAMOS BOSCH, HEAD OF BAYSYSTEMS COMPOSITES, POLYURETHANES BUSINESS UNIT, BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE AG   The automotive industry is responding to spiralling fuel prices and rapid climate change...
Published on: May 2, 2011