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A key milestone was marked at the Yorkshire manufacturing centre that from 2019 will start producing carbon fibre tubs for McLaren Automotive, the British creator of luxury sportscars and supercars. After a launch at the...
Published on: January 18, 2018
This B2B event builds upon two trends driving the composites industry nowadays: the growing importance of cultivating sustainability in urban spaces and the spreading concept of smart cities. The application of composites is bringing a paradigm shift in...
Published on: January 16, 2018
The unique properties of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials were first tested by the aerospace industry in the 1960s. It wasn’t until the ‘90s that they were used in construction. New research and design...
Published on: January 9, 2018
In 20 years, the composites industry may have its own recycling system, like plastics and metals enjoy today. The lack is one reason composites cannot fully compete with these traditional materials.The world’s annual...
Published on: January 9, 2018
Composite material suppliers spent years developing lightweight components for cars, trucks and water transport, aimed at improving fuel efficiency and cost, while seeming to ignore the possibilities of mass transit....
Published on: January 9, 2018
As the aerospace industry has transitioned from metal to composite air vehicles, the need for new electrically conductive, lightweight materials that deliver multifunctional value are easy to integrate, and improve upon...
Published on: January 4, 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
Trench cave-ins present a significant danger to workers on a construction site. Shoring is the process of bracing the trench walls to prevent collapse. Based on 30 years of experience working in the construction industry, Glenn Wood,...
Published on: December 19, 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
  China Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. Ltd. has launched its new GW 6S offshore smart wind turbine platform, with turbine rotor diameters ranging from 154 to 171 meters. The turbine’s commercial...
Published on: December 18, 2017