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Strongwell Corporation Recognized by National Association of Manufacturers

Strongwell Corporation, world leader in the pultrusion of fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) and headquartered in Bristol, Virginia, was recently notified by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) that it was a top... [More]
Heat-Resistant, Flexible Dielectric Polymer Could Find Application in Aerospace Power Electronics

Heat-Resistant, Flexible Dielectric Polymer Could Find Application in Aerospace Power Electronics

A team of engineers from Penn State has created a cross-linked polymer nanocomposite comprising of boron nitride nanosheets that is capable of high-voltage capacity for energy storage at high temperatures. [More]

TenCate Supplies Compression Molded Parts to Bell 525 Relentless Helicopter Program

TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading supplier of advanced composite materials for aerospace and industrial applications, has begun production of compression molded parts for the Bell 525 Relentless helicopter program. ... [More]
Breakthrough Gel-Spinning Technique to Develop Next-Generation Carbon Fibers

Breakthrough Gel-Spinning Technique to Develop Next-Generation Carbon Fibers

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a breakthrough method to enhance strength and modulus of carbon fibers. This new technique is based on an advanced method for spinning an organic polymer resin known as polyacrylonitrile (PAN), which is used to create carbon fibers. [More]
Lightweight Composite Metal Foams Can Shield Against Various Forms of Radiation

Lightweight Composite Metal Foams Can Shield Against Various Forms of Radiation

A study performed at North Carolina State University (NC State) has revealed that strong yet lightweight composite metal foams not only withstand high impact collisions, but can also block gamma rays, X-rays, and neutron radiation. [More]
UT Arlington Professor Receives Grant to Develop Advanced Durable Composite Materials for Aircraft

UT Arlington Professor Receives Grant to Develop Advanced Durable Composite Materials for Aircraft

A professor from the University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington) has received a $1.35 million grant from the Army National Rotorcraft Technology Center to develop advanced composite materials for aircraft applications. As part of this grant, Andrew Makeev, director of the UT Arlington Advanced Materials and Structures Lab and professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, has collaborated with Sikorsky Aircraft to design stronger, better, and more durable composite materials and expedite their use in composite aircraft. [More]
Purdue Researchers Draw Inspiration from Shrimps to Design Advanced Composites

Purdue Researchers Draw Inspiration from Shrimps to Design Advanced Composites

Researchers from the Purdue University's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics are involved in studying the exoskeletons of certain species of shrimps to understand how they are able to withstand very hot waters in hydrothermal vents several thousands of feet under the sea. [More]

Zwick to Host Free Webinar on Testing Solutions for Long Fiber-Reinforced Composites

On Thursday, July 30 at 10 a.m. Eastern time, Zwick USA will host a free webinar to discuss some of the key considerations engineers should evaluate when testing long fiber-reinforced composites. Presented by Helmut F... [More]
ThyssenKrupp and Maxion to Develop Carbon Fiber-Aluminum Hybrid Wheels

ThyssenKrupp and Maxion to Develop Carbon Fiber-Aluminum Hybrid Wheels

ThyssenKrupp Carbon Components has established a cooperation with Maxion Wheels to develop new ultra-lightweight, carbon fiber-aluminum hybrid wheels for premium vehicles. [More]

Haydale Subsidiary Changes Name & Creates New Aerospace Unit

Haydale Ltd., a leader in the development of enhanced graphene and nanoparticulate materials, has announced a number of important developments at its EPL Composite Solutions Ltd subsidiary acquired in 2014. [More]