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US’ Ultrafabrics launches new fabric solution Atago

16th Jun 2022

US’ performance fabric manufacturer Ultrafabrics has partnered with Tapis Corporation and Franklin Products to create Atago, a revolutionary fabric solution. The company has launched it at the recently held Aircraft Interiors expo in Hamburg. Atago incorporates a state-of-the-art fire-blocking backcloth with Ultrafabrics’ industry-leading haptics.

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US’ Victrex & NIAR begin NCAMP protocol for automated fibre placement

17th Feb 2022

US’ Victrex and the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University have begun process specifications for Automated Fibre Placement systems (AFP), according to NCAMP protocol. NCAMP, the National Centre for Advanced Materials Performance, helps qualify material systems and populate materials database that can be viewed...

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Sweden’s Trelleborg acquires division of Alpha Engineered Composites

7th Jan 2022

Sweden’s Trelleborg, through its business, Trelleborg industrial solutions, has acquired an operation in polymer-coated fabrics of Alpha Engineered Composites used in niche applications, for example, in transportation equipment and the aerospace industry, as well as in engineered industrial products, including the Fairprene and FluoroSeal product...

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Germany’s Hohenstein & Aerospace researchers develop SmartTex shirt

18th Nov 2021

SmartTex shirt, developed by DLR, DSI Aerospace Technology, the medical faculty of Bielefeld University and Hohenstein, will help researchers evaluate the effects of the space environment on the human cardiovascular system. It uses integrated sensors to transfer physiological data from astronauts to Earth via a wireless communication network.

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US’ Ascent Aerospace displays new machinery at CAMX 2021

21st Oct 2021

Ascent Aerospace, a provider of factory automation and integration services to the aerospace, defence, and space industries, is participating at the ongoing CAMX 2021 event in Dallas, Texas from October 19-21, 2021, in booth L49. The expo is displaying advanced materials and composites, bringing together high-performing, cost-effective solutions.

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US’ Rocket Lab to launch NASA’s advanced composite electron rocket

18th Oct 2021

Rocket Lab, a leader in launch services and space systems headquartered in the US, has announced that it has been selected to launch NASA’s Advanced Composite Solar Sail System, or ACS3, on the electron launch vehicle. Rocket Lab delivers reliable launch services, spacecraft components, satellites and other spacecraft and on-orbit management solutions.

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US’ Kaman Composites delivers 1500th inlet unit for Boeing CH-47

5th Oct 2021

Kaman Composites recently celebrated the delivery of the 1500th inlet unit for the CH-47 Boeing programme. Chinook CH-47 is among the heaviest lifting helicopters in operation today. Kaman Composites offers a full line of services in composites, ranging from design, prototyping and testing to full production of composite components and assemblies.

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UK’s Airbus announces assembly of first full-size wing prototype

4th Oct 2021

Wing of Tomorrow, a major Airbus research and technology programme, has reached a key milestone with the assembly of its first full-size wing prototype. UK’s Airbus designs, manufactures, and delivers commercial aircraft, helicopters, military transports, satellites, and launch vehicles, and provides data services, for customers on a global scale.

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UK’s GKN Aerospace delivers first FTE for Airbus’ programme

4th Oct 2021

GKN Aerospace has delivered the first Fixed Trailing Edge (FTE) for Airbus’ ‘Wing of tomorrow’ research programme from its global technology centre (GTC) in Bristol. This builds upon the successful production earlier this year of the single piece composite wing spar, one of the challenging wing components produced. GKN Aerospace is an aerospace...

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