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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]
NASA Nominations for Designing Ultra-Lightweight Materials for Aerospace Applications

NASA Nominations for Designing Ultra-Lightweight Materials for Aerospace Applications

In an attempt to design and fabricate ultra-lightweight (ULW) materials for aircraft structures and vehicles, NASA has chosen three proposals that enable 40% weight reduction of spacecraft used for deep space exploration applications. [More]
NASA Partners with Five Organizations to Develop Composite Aircraft Models

NASA Partners with Five Organizations to Develop Composite Aircraft Models

NASA has entered into a public-private partnership with five different organizations to provide in-depth knowledge on composite materials which could be used to increase the efficiency of aircraft. [More]
Experimental Engine with Lightweight Fiber-Reinforced Composite Cylinder Casing

Experimental Engine with Lightweight Fiber-Reinforced Composite Cylinder Casing

The Fraunhofer project group for new drive systems (NAS), which is part of the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT, has collaborated with Sumitomo Bakelite Co. Ltd., Japan, to develop an experimental engine with lightweight cylinder casing made of fiber-reinforced composite material. [More]
NASA SMAP Spacecraft Utilizes TenCate Cetex® Thermoplastic Composites for Mesh Reflector

NASA SMAP Spacecraft Utilizes TenCate Cetex® Thermoplastic Composites for Mesh Reflector

TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced composite materials, provides Northrop Grumman’s Astro Aerospace to utilize TenCate Cetex® thermoplastic composites for the AstroMesh® deployable mesh reflector on the NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive spacecraft. This reflector uses TenCate Cetex® to achieve parabolic shape design, strength, durability, and weight savings. [More]
Granta Design Announces New Software Solution for Qualification of Composites

Granta Design Announces New Software Solution for Qualification of Composites

Granta Design today announced a new software solution and service that supports a rigorous, auditable composite qualification process, particularly where data traceability is important for regulatory and other purposes. [More]
Glass Ionomer Cement for Tooth Fillings

Glass Ionomer Cement for Tooth Fillings

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen and the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen have developed a new tooth filling material using glass ionomer cement. [More]
AnalySwift VABS Program Selected by Korea Institute of Energy Research for Composite Wind Turbine Blade Modeling

AnalySwift VABS Program Selected by Korea Institute of Energy Research for Composite Wind Turbine Blade Modeling

AnalySwift, LLC, a leading provider of efficient yet accurate modeling software for composites in the aerospace and energy industries, announced today that Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) has selected their VABS program for rigorous modeling of composite wind turbine blades. KIER strives to improve quality of life through supporting technology development related to the national energy policy, including the exploration of new energy sources, such as wind. [More]
ESA Awards IComp €240k for Research on Demisable Bio-Composite Space Materials

ESA Awards IComp €240k for Research on Demisable Bio-Composite Space Materials

The Irish Centre for Composites Research (IComp) at the University of Limerick has been awarded €240,000 by the European Space Agency (ESA) for a new space materials research project, entitled “Demisable Bio-Composite Materials”. The 18 month project which commenced last month is led by Dr Walter Stanley, Lecturer in Mechanical, Aeronautical, and Biomedical Engineering at UL. [More]