3rd Nov 2020
Symmetrix Composite Tooling, a full-service composite tooling manufacturer, has entered into a supplier/technical partnership with New York Yacht Club American Magic. Utilising its large format CMS Poseidon 5-Axis CNC machine, the company created the patterns and molds for American Magic’s two AC75 foiling monohulls as well as the 26-metre tall mast.
30th Sep 2020
IRT Jules Verne has initiated a project called ZEBRA to develop 100 per cent recyclable composite wind turbine blades in cooperation with industrial partners. The project, launched for a period of 42 months with a budget of €18.5 million, aims to demonstrate the technical, economic and environmental importance of thermoplastic wind turbine blades.
24th Sep 2020
Scientists at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a highly flexible but sturdy wearable piezoelectric harvester using the simple and easy fabrication process of hot pressing and tape casting. The energy harvester, which has record high interfacial adhesion strength, will help create embedded wearable electronics.
18th Sep 2020
PRF Composite Materials, a manufacturer and supplier of high-performance materials, has launched its new unidirectional glass prepreg. The company says that customer feedback on its unidirectional glass prepreg is encouraging, with the new material already being selected for high end, visual quality applications due to its exceptional surface quality.
24th Aug 2020
Andritz, an Austrian-based international technology group, has received an order from Zhejiang Baoren Hezhong Technology China, to supply a complete neXline spunlace line. The line is scheduled for installation and start-up during the third quarter of 2021. Andritz will provide a complete line with state-of-the-art equipment from web forming to drying.
21st Aug 2020
According to Autefa Solutions, a German company offering complete lines for the production of direct and crosslapped spunlace products, the spunlace sector is still competitive for end product manufacturers. The web forming process, consisting of injection card and crosslapper topliner series, is the key for high and consistent nonwoven fabric quality.
18th Aug 2020
Systech Illinois, a global brand of moisture and oxygen analysers and part of the Industrial Physics Product Integrity segment, has introduced the latest generation of its Lyssy L80 water vapour permeation analysers. The analyser provides cost-effective, high accuracy testing for packaging films as well as high permeability fabrics and non-wovens.
7th Aug 2020
Following successful launch of D-Tech line for production of surgical/medical masks in April 2020, technology group Andritz is now presenting its new D-Tech face mask line for respiratory masks, such as duckbill and flat fold respirators. The new mask line can be customised to laminate different layers of fabric ensuring highest quality and hygiene...
31st Jul 2020
Quickstep Technologies, a leading global manufacturer of composite solutions for the defence and commercial sectors, has chosen and already installed Jetcam Expert nesting and the CrossTrack composite manufacturing suite to manage nesting and pre-preg composite location and life tracking for its facility in Bankstown, west of Sydney, Australia.