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US’ ILC Dover to produce spacesuits for use in low-earth orbit

11th Dec 2022

ILC Dover, the leading provider of spacesuit pressure garments and components since the Apollo era, has announced that it is producing the next generation of spacesuits for the International Space Station (ISS), for use in low-Earth orbit, deep space, and lunar/planetary exploration. The US-based company will work as part of the Collins Aerospace-led...

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Japan’s Toray develops fabric using 100% plant-based polyester

4th Oct 2022

Japan-based textile industry company Toray Industries, Inc, has announced that it has developed a new variety of nonwoven material, Ultrasuede nu, which partially consists of 100 per cent plant-based polyester. All Nippon Airways Co, Ltd (ANA), will use the fabric for making the headrest covers of the ANA Green Jet from November this year.

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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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US’ Triumph appoints Craig Cooper as VP, integrated supply chain

18th Jan 2022

US’ Triumph has announced the appointment of Craig Cooper to vice president, integrated supply chain and operations. In this role, as a member of the senior leadership team, he will have oversight of the company's operations, quality, engineering, and supply chain functions as well as oversee the Triumph Operating System (TOS) deployment efforts.

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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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