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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]
Four Times Formula 1 World Champion, Alain Prost, Guest Speaker at JEC Asia 2014

Four Times Formula 1 World Champion, Alain Prost, Guest Speaker at JEC Asia 2014

JEC Group, the world’s leading professional organization for the composites sector, is announcing another exceptional JEC Asia this year for its 7th session, with a day focused on automotive on Wednesday, November ... [More]

Smithers Rapra Publishing has announced the release of Introduction to Polymeric Composites with Rice Hulls

Polymer composites with biomasses have been the trend for some time now, with wood plastic composites (WPC) probably the most common. However, a new and exciting field of polymer composites are opening up: polymeric c... [More]
MIT Researchers Develop Aligned Polymer Fibres for Heat Transfer Applications

MIT Researchers Develop Aligned Polymer Fibres for Heat Transfer Applications

Researchers from Cambridge’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed a continuous fabrication system for producing polymer films with highly aligned molecular chains. [More]