18th Jan 2019
Hexagon, a leader in digital solutions, has taken over Etalon, a provider of equipment calibration solutions. Etalon’s solutions continuously monitor and initiate compensation of machine tools, measuring machines, robots and structures to ensure dimensional accuracy of manufactured parts. Etalon’s portfolio strengthen Hexagon’s calibration solution...
2nd Jan 2019
Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus has got a, AFP system from Mikrosam. The 8-axes robotic AFP machine is capable of automated and precise placement of thermoplastic fibres, thermoset prepregs, and dry-fibre material. This gives the university research and development capabilities to make complex 3D parts made of composite materials.
10th Dec 2018
Valmet has been selected by Spanish company Papel Aralar as supplier for a new nonwovens rewinder to be installed in the existing PM 4 lines at the latter’s plant in Amézqueta, Guipúzcoa, Spain. The new installation includes a Valmet Focus Reelite T15 E rewinder - the last stage of the innovative scalability concept of the Reelite T15 rewinder.
7th Dec 2018
Shape Composites, supplier of thermoset and thermoplastic composite performs, has developed a new process for high-volume composite parts manufacture. Recent improvements to the way in which thermoplastic carbon fibre parts are press moulded, has resulted in a significant reduction in the time taken to mould a carbon fibre part in a closed metallic...
1st Dec 2018
Engel has supplied a duo 1700 large-scale injection moulding machine including a Kuka articulated arm robot and an integrated infrared oven to the NCC. The machine will be used for composite research. The NCC is one of the seven institutes in the Catapult Network, meant to support top-level research in the UK for automotive and aircraft construction...
27th Nov 2018
Chinese company Zhejiang Kingsafe Nonwovens Fabric has bought a complete line comprising a Stream winder, a Rapid rewinder, a Slittomatic, an extractor, and an automated roll handling and packaging system from the A Celli Group. The line has the start-up scheduled for the first half of 2019. The company had earlier purchased a new winder from the group.
24th Nov 2018
International technology group Andritz has received an order from Sheng Hung Industrial Co, Ltd, to supply a complete spunlace plant to be installed at their site in Taoyuan, Taiwan. The investment is Sheng Hung’s fourth Andritz spunlace line and will enable it to further innovate its product offerings for specialty nonwovens and heavyweight fabrics.
23rd Nov 2018
Stratasys has expanded its Cloud-Based Global Manufacturing Network (GMN) in Italy, Korea, Mexico, and the US. It has also announced addition of its market-leading Aircraft Interiors Certification Solution (AICS) to select members. Members of the GMN are enabled by networked assets and backed by the capacity and expertise of Stratasys Direct...
19th Nov 2018
Arville is boosting its specialist fabric engineering capabilities with a suite of new machinery worth over £1.2 million. Arville are specialists in the field of technical textiles, operating a team of highly experienced professionals who have expert knowledge of fabric design, weaving technology, coating and finishing, as well as product fabrication.