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Colloids supporting joint research with GEIC

19th Oct 2019

Colloids Group, manufacturer of innovative masterbatches, compounds, and performance enhancing additives, is financing a joint collaborative PhD research project with the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) at the University of Manchester. The centre specialises in the rapid development and scale up of graphene and other 2D materials...

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FACC gets innovation award by Airbus

18th Oct 2019

FACC has been awarded with an "Innovation Award" by Airbus. The award was given to FACC for its outstanding innovative performance towards development of a major component as part of the "Airbus Wing of Tomorrow" project. The objective of the project is to develop a composite aircraft wing for maximum performance and manufacturing efficiency.

3D printer and boat. Pic: University of Maine
UMaine Composites Centre gets 3 Guinness World Records

17th Oct 2019

UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Centre has got three Guinness World Records for the world’s largest prototype polymer 3D printer, largest solid 3D-printed object, and largest 3D-printed boat. The awards were given n presence of more than 250 federal and state officials, business executives, University of Maine System leaders and community...

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Scott Bader, Shape make curved, c-fibre bumper beam

17th Oct 2019

Scott Bader and Shape Corp have collaborated to produce the automotive industry’s first curved, multi-hollow pultruded carbon fibre bumper beam for the newly unveiled 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The bumper beam is manufactured using Scott Bader’s Crestapol urethane acrylate resins, chosen due to their strength, toughness and lightweight...

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Quickstep unveils flare housing manufacturing facility

16th Oct 2019

Quickstep Holding, an aerospace composites manufacturer in Australia, has unveiled its new flare housing manufacturing facility at its Bankstown site. The facility is meant to manufacture composite housings for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft's countermeasure flares, which form an essential part of the aircraft’s defensive...

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Cobra to deliver composite parts for security robots

16th Oct 2019

Cobra International is collaborating with Obodroid, a Thai robotics provider, to bring its new building security robot concept to life. With the robotic systems already in place, Cobra will deliver a set of 8 composite parts that form the lightweight body shell cladding of the 1.35m high robot. Cobra will start production of the first batch of robots...

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FiberCore USA, Canadian Mat Systems making FRP mat

14th Oct 2019

FiberCore USA and Canadian Mat Systems are working together to produce a world class fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) composite mat using the patented InfraCore Inside technology. The two have signed a license agreement in this connection. The mat will be manufactured in Canada and reduce greenhouse gas emissions during its operational lifecycle.

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UMaine Composites Centre gets $1.4 million for wind energy

11th Oct 2019

The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Centre (UMaine Composites Centre) has been awarded $1.4 million from the US Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) programme for wind energy technology. Founded in 1865, UMaine is a land, sea, and space grant institution and premier university, based in England.

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TPRC completes ten years

11th Oct 2019

The ThermoPlastic composites Research Centre (TPRC) in Enschede has completed ten years. TPRC has been a key player in the use of thermoplastic composites in the auto and aviation industries. Thermoplastic composites are super-light, strong, stiff materials that are sustainable and recyclable. Products constructed of these can be up to 40 per cent...

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