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Shape Memory Composite Helps Design Customisable Footwear for Women

Shape Memory Composite Helps Design Customisable Footwear for Women

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 Opens State-of-the-Art Composites Center of Excellence

Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research Opens State-of-the-Art Composites Center of Excellence

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]
Hydrogels Reinforced with 3D Printed Microfiber Holds Promise for Joint Repair, Breast Reconstruction

Hydrogels Reinforced with 3D Printed Microfiber Holds Promise for Joint Repair, Breast Reconstruction

Researchers at the Technische Universität München (TUM) consider that a new approach that involves a combination of 3D-printed microfiber scaffolding and hydrogels holds promise for more effective usage of biocompatible materials for repairing human tissues. [More]
Lightweight Metal Matrix Composite Holds Promise in Automobile Application

Lightweight Metal Matrix Composite Holds Promise in Automobile Application

Researchers from Deep Springs Technology (DST) and the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering have developed a new lightweight metal matrix composite that could find applications as vehicle armor, and in buoyancy modules, automobile parts and boat flooring. [More]
SAMPE Baltimore 2015: Hexcel to Exhibit Latest Technologies for Aerospace Applications

SAMPE Baltimore 2015: Hexcel to Exhibit Latest Technologies for Aerospace Applications

Hexcel will be exhibiting at the SAMPE conference on May 18-21, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA in booth B40 to promote its latest technologies for aerospace applications. Specialists from Hexcel’s carbon fibers, reinforcements, prepregs, honeycomb and engineered core groups will be there to speak with attendees about Hexcel’s wide variety of products and offerings. [More]
EPL Composites Announce Testing Facility for Graphene Enhanced Composite Pipes

EPL Composites Announce Testing Facility for Graphene Enhanced Composite Pipes

EPL Composite Solutions (EPL), a subsidiary of Haydale, has developed an in-house testing facility to measure and demonstrate the durability of a new generation of graphene enhanced composite gas pipes and pipeline materials. [More]
Intrado Hydrogen Powered Crossover Car Wins JEC 2015 Jury Prize

Intrado Hydrogen Powered Crossover Car Wins JEC 2015 Jury Prize

The JEC 2015 Jury Prize was awarded in Paris to Hyundai and chassis design partner Axon Automotive (part of Far-UK Ltd.) for the Intrado hydrogen powered crossover car. Two advanced composites materials developed by Scott Bader are used to manufacture the super-lightweight carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) car chassis. The vacuum infused chassis components for this new Intrado concept vehicle use Axon Automotive’s highly innovative Axontex TM structural beam technology, which has Crestapol® 1250LV as the specified high performance acrylic thermoset resin. [More]
Granta Design Release Latest Version of Software for Managing Enterprise Materials Knowledge

Granta Design Release Latest Version of Software for Managing Enterprise Materials Knowledge

Granta Design today announced GRANTA MI™ Version 8.1, the latest release of the leading software for managing complex, valuable, strategic materials knowledge in engineering enterprises. [More]
Strongwell and Fibratore Ink Exclusive Licensing and Technology Agreement

Strongwell and Fibratore Ink Exclusive Licensing and Technology Agreement

Strongwell Corporation, world leader in the pultrusion of fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) and headquartered in Bristol, Virginia, has entered into an exclusive licensing and technology agreement in Central and South America with Fibratore S.A., a leader in the design and manufacturing of FRP components, headquartered in La Estrella, Colombia, South America. [More]
Carbon Nanotube Film Holds Promise for Creating Composites for Use in Aircraft Manufacture

Carbon Nanotube Film Holds Promise for Creating Composites for Use in Aircraft Manufacture

MIT aerospace engineers have successfully designed a carbon nanotube(CNT) film that is capable of heating and solidifying a composite without requiring large ovens. The heated film causes solidification of the polymer, when electric power is supplied and it is wrapped over a multilayer polymer composite. [More]