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University of Strathclyde’s AFRC setting up office in Sheffield

20th Aug 2021

The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), part of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland, is establishing an office in Sheffield, providing local forging and forming houses with access to support from the research centre near Glasgow Airport in the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland in Renfrewshire.

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UK’s NCC to focus on using hydrogen as zero emission fuel

19th Aug 2021

National Composites Centre has unveiled its new Core Research Programme 2021/22, which has been designed to solve industry's biggest challenges in the use of advanced materials, with particular focus on sustainability and the hydrogen economy. More than half of the projects this year relate to enabling the use of hydrogen as a zero emissions fuel.

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UK’s PRF invests £6 million in manufacturing facility & expansion

18th Aug 2021

PRF Composite Materials has announced the opening of its fourth manufacturing facility in August 2021, completing an investment and expansion programme of approaching £6 million, and increasing manufacturing and R&D capacity and capability. The UK-based company is a leading manufacturer of high-performance materials for the advanced composites industry.

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US firm Gund announces acquisition of Power & Composite Technologies

16th Aug 2021

Gund has announced the acquisition of Power & Composite Technologies (PCT). PCT will continue to do business as PCT-A division of the Gund company. The announcement solidifies Gund’s commitment to developing new solutions and bringing high-quality products to its customers. Gund is a US-based manufacturer and fabricator of engineered material solutions.

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Thailand’s Cobra expands partnership with UAV producer HG Robotics

13th Aug 2021

Cobra International has expanded its development and manufacturing partnership with Thai UAV producer HG Robotics. Cobra is supporting HG Robotics with a new production concept for "Vetal" tail sitter VTOL drone. Vetal is a twin rotor, tail sitting, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone, launched for agricultural surveys and general surveillance.

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EFSC establishing advanced composites learning centre

12th Aug 2021

A new advanced composites learning centre is being established at Eastern Florida State College (EFSC). The centre has been designed to educate and train composites technicians to support Florida's Space Coast manufacturing region. The EFSC advanced composites technician learning centre will greatly enhance the college's existing composites programme.

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Composites material crucial for UK’s net zero future: CLF

11th Aug 2021

Composite materials will play a fundamental role in enabling the UK to achieve a Net Zero future, according to the Composites Leadership Forum (CLF). Composites – will all their unique properties – are the key enabling technology that will help the UK achieve decarbonisation. They are both a strategic asset and key differentiator for the UK.

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US' Markforged unveils two new composite materials

9th Aug 2021

Markforged, creator of the integrated metal and carbon fibre additive manufacturing platform, The Digital Forge, has unveiled two new composite materials, to support aerospace, defence and other manufacturers in highly-regulated industries. Onyx FR-A and Carbon Fibre FR-A, are aerospace-ready versions of its Onyx FR and Carbon Fibre FR materials.

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Nordex announces strategic collaboration with TPI Composites in Mexico

9th Aug 2021

Germany’s Nordex group and the American rotor blade manufacturer, TPI Composites, have agreed on a unique strategic partnership in addition to collaborating in Turkey and India. As part of this innovative collaboration model, the Nordex group will transfer the operation of its Mexican rotor blade production in Matamoros to TPI for a period of three...

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