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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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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 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]
A consortium of EU-funded project Demo ShopInstantShoe has developed a novel modifiable female shoe using a unique memory shape composite consisting of Nitinol material and leather. [More]
Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research, Inc. (WMT&R) recently opened its new Composites Center of Excellence. The state-of-the-art facility significantly enhances WMT&R’s existing composites testing services. The Composites Center is Nadcap certified and fully staffed with experienced, dedicated composites testing personnel. [More]