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Draeger Safety to utilise Towpregs from Red Composites

25th Nov 2020

Newport, UK-based Red Composites Ltd, Europe’s leading manufacturer of carbon and glass fibre Towpregs, has secured qualification and long-term supply agreements for use of its products at Draeger Safety Ltd. The Blyth, UK-based Draeger will utilise Towpregs to manufacture composite cylinders for self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

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Mar-Bal unites AltraSet with Lattice Composites

18th Nov 2020

Mar-Bal has united its AltraSet Composite Technologies company with Lattice Composites (Riverside, CA). The integrated merger will lead to addition in Mar-Bal’s composite technologies to include Lattice’s customised epoxy chemistry systems. That mean there will be a unique materials portfolio of polyester and epoxy resin compounds that is world class.

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Continuous Composites sets up new facility

17th Nov 2020

Continuous Composites has set up a new facility for research, development, and additive manufacturing in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The new building demonstrates its patented Continuous Fibre 3D Printing (CF3D) technology at the largest scale to date, increasing previous build volume by 25 times. The company has been working to commercialise CF3D technology.

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Shape, Ultima Forma making lightweight composite parts

12th Nov 2020

Shape Machining has joined hands with Ultima Forma to develop lightweight composite parts. The two are focusing to produce electroformed composite parts and have seen encouraging results. Shape was founded by former F1 chief designer Peter McCool to provide precision composite machined tooling to the motorsport, automotive and aerospace industries.

(from L-R) Dr. Michael Emonts, Warden Schijve, Philipp Fröhlig & Dr. Kai Fischer at AZL Tech Center. Pic: AZL
AZL inducts Warden Schijve in its engineering team

10th Nov 2020

Warden Schijve, former chief scientist composites at Sabic, has become part of the AZL engineering team. Schijve has 35 years of experience in the composites industry. Besides Sabic, he has worked with companies like Fokker and DSM, bringing a broad and deep expertise in structural design, plastics and composites, and processing technology to AZL...

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Hypetex and SHD Group collaborate

10th Nov 2020

Hypetex, award winning innovators in carbon fibre colourisation technologies, and SHD Group, manufacturer of advanced composite tooling and component prepreg materials, have joined hands to supply Hypetex coloured fabrics with SHD's MTC epoxy resin systems. Hypetex's cosmetic finishes will now be available in combination with SHD’s prepreg systems.

RAMPF starts operations in new composites factory

5th Nov 2020

RAMPF composite solutions, a leader in carbon fibre and composites, has begun operations in its new factory. The 73,400 square feet facility features state-of-the-art infrastructure for the production of premium carbon fibre and fiberglass composites parts for the aerospace, defence, industrial, medical, high-end consumer, and green transportation...

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Herone participating in research project InPro

2nd Nov 2020

Herone has become part of a research project called InPro - which is part of the aviation research programme of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BmWi). In the project, complex composite hollow profiles based on high-performance thermoplastics, such as PEEK, PPS or PPA will be manufactured continuously for the first time.

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TRB produces composite parts at high volume

30th Oct 2020

TRB Lightweight Structures has developed a new process to produce continuous-fibre thermoset composite parts at high volume. The process combines innovations in materials science with robotic manufacturing, making advanced composites competitive for automotive and aviation markets. Lightweight composites are crucial for development of electric vehicles.

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