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NASA's Langley to Test Composite Multi-Bay Box Delivered by Super Guppy Plane

NASA's Langley to Test Composite Multi-Bay Box Delivered by Super Guppy Plane

NASA’s Super Guppy plane has hauled a huge composite fuselage cross-section from Long Beach, California to the Langley Research Center in Virginia for testing. This plane resembles a giant fish and is based at the Houston facility of NASA's Johnson Space Center. [More]
Supercomputer Simulations Help Design New Nanocomposite Materials

Supercomputer Simulations Help Design New Nanocomposite Materials

Scientists at the University College London (UCL) have used supercomputer simulations to develop a ‘virtual lab’ for designing new nanocomposite materials. James Suter, Peter Coveney and Deren Groen based in UCL’s Centre for Computational Science have collaborated to develop the ‘virtual lab’. [More]

TenCate Composite Materials Replace Titanium for Orion Space Capsule Heatshield and Backshell Structure

TenCate Advanced Composites North America, a leading global composite materials company for space and aerospace applications, has developed and provided heat resistant composites for the heat shield and backshell structu... [More]

Lucideon Launches Composites Information Service

Lucideon, the international provider of materials development, testing and assurance, has launched a new Composites Information Service. Composites play an integral part in the performance efficiency of many products;... [More]
Hexcel Announces Investment in New RT Facility and Capacity Expansions

Hexcel Announces Investment in New RT Facility and Capacity Expansions

A ceremony was held at Hexcel’s Duxford, UK site today to celebrate the ground-breaking for a new £6 million R&T facility and additional investments for capacity expansions at the site. These investments will add up to 100 jobs to the Duxford workforce by 2017. Today’s ceremony was attended by Vince Cable, UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, together with Hexcel customers and site employees. [More]
Foldable MXene Polymer Nanocomposite Material Features High Strength and Conductivity

Foldable MXene Polymer Nanocomposite Material Features High Strength and Conductivity

Researchers have developed an advanced polymer nanomaterial that is electrically conductive, strong, and yet flexible enough to be folded easily. The material offers a new approach to improve aerospace components, flexible armor, water filtration, and electrical energy storage. The research was a joint effort of the Dalian University of Technology in China and the Drexel University. [More]
Composites Toughened with Plasma Functionalized Graphene Could Lead to Next Generation Aerospace Structures

Composites Toughened with Plasma Functionalized Graphene Could Lead to Next Generation Aerospace Structures

The School of Engineering at Cardiff University and Haydale have announced new research demonstrating significant improvements in mechanical performance including impact resistance in carbon fibre composites. [More]
NASA’s Massive Robotic Arm for Aerospace Applications

NASA’s Massive Robotic Arm for Aerospace Applications

Researchers from NASA's Langley Research Center have designed a huge robotic arm that collects spools of carbon fibers and moves in a preprogrammed pattern to arrange these fibers in a 40-foot long bed, to fabricate aerospace structures and parts. [More]
Royal DSM Combines Thermoplastics Technologies for Lightweight Automobile Natural Gas Tanks

Royal DSM Combines Thermoplastics Technologies for Lightweight Automobile Natural Gas Tanks

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, says a combination of two of its most innovative thermoplastics technologies has resulted in high performance pressure vessels that are ideally suited for use as lightweight fuel tanks for automobiles running on compressed natural gas (CNG) or hydrogen. With a solution for both the inner liner and the outer tape reinforcement, DSM is able to reduce the weight of the tank by up to 70%. [More]
NASA Invites Proposals to Develop Ultra-Lightweight Materials for Mars Mission

NASA Invites Proposals to Develop Ultra-Lightweight Materials for Mars Mission

NASA is inviting proposals as part of its Game-Changing Development Program in order to develop and produce ultra-lightweight materials for aerospace applications, including vehicles and structures. [More]
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