13th Aug 2018
Royal Engineered Composites, a manufacturer of advanced composite structures for the aerospace community, has announced the addition of 65 positions to its manufacturing facility in Minden, NE, by the end of 2018. The jobs are being created due to a 300 per cent increase in production of parts for a commercial, single aisle aircraft manufactured in...
13th Aug 2018
Shape has pressed the first batch of parts that combine short fibre Sheet Moulding Compound (SMC) over an optimised, reinforced, long fibre carbon ShapeTex preform. Shape Machining specialises in machining metallic tools, epoxy tooling block patterns, Rohacell foams and the trimming of carbon fibre parts for the automotive, motorsport and aerospace...
10th Aug 2018
Hexcel Corporation has announced that its Board of Directors has named Jeffrey C. Campbell to serve as its independent lead director. Campbell succeeds Hexcel’s current independent lead director, W. Kim Foster, who is retiring from the Board. Hexcel Corporation is a composites company that develops light-weight, high-performance structural materials.
9th Aug 2018
Solvay and Safran have signed an agreement to supply advanced structural composites for the LEAP engine, which is manufactured by CFM International and used on Airbus, Boeing, and Comac single-aisle programmes. Solvay is an advanced materials and specialty chemicals firm. Safran is an aircraft engine, rocket engine, aerospace-component, and defence...
8th Aug 2018
Exel Composites company Diversified Structural Composites (DSC) has manufactured fibre optic-embedded carbon composite rod for Norwegian company Ziebel’s innovative well intervention system. The rod with fibre optic core functions as a sensor, gathering valuable real-time insight on well behaviour, a function unattainable using conventional methods.
7th Aug 2018
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), a consortium with more than 160 members committed to increasing domestic production capacity and manufacturing jobs across the US, has initiated a project to develop Smart Composite Pressure Vessels (SCPV) with integrated health monitoring. The project is led by Steelhead...
1st Aug 2018
Solvay, an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company, is expanding its aerospace composites manufacturing facility in Greenville. It has broken ground of this Greenville, TX manufacturing footprint expansion that increases the site’s resin mixing capacity to meet the growing needs of commercial and military aerospace composite customers.
28th Jul 2018
Solvay and Spirit AeroSystems have extended their supply agreement for composites and adhesives to be used on nacelle and fuselage applications across Boeing’s commercial programmes. Solvay will provide Spirit with CYCOM 934 carbon fibre composites, SM 905 lightning strike protection, FM 377 and FM 73 adhesive films and BR 127 corrosion inhibiting...
27th Jul 2018
Kordsa has acquired Fabric Development Inc (FDI) and Textile Products Inc. (TPI), which provide advanced composite materials to the commercial aviation industry, with an investment of approximately $100 million. Kordsa sees this opportunity as a step towards reinforcing its position in the US as well as becoming a strong player in the aviation supply...
25th Jul 2018
Spirit AeroSystems is building a new research and development complex at its manufacturing site in Prestwick, Scotland. Innovation efforts will focus on infusion processes for composites materials, part handling, assembly automation, rapid prototyping and virtual/augmented reality. Construction will begin later this year and likely complete by 2019.