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CHOMARAT Earns DNV GL Certification for Glass and Carbon Multiaxial Reinforcements

CHOMARAT Earns DNV GL Certification for Glass and Carbon Multiaxial Reinforcements

CHOMARAT has received DNV GL certification for its range of glass and carbon multiaxial reinforcements for the marine market, available under the brand names G-PlyTM and C-PlyTM. [More]
Scientists Combine Mathematics and Materials Science to Develop 4D Printed Hydrogel Composite Structures

Scientists Combine Mathematics and Materials Science to Develop 4D Printed Hydrogel Composite Structures

A group of scientists from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have developed a breakthrough 4D printing method, using time as fourth dimension. The group were inspired by plants and other natural structures, which react to environmental stimuli and change their form accordingly. The scientists have developed 4D printed hydrogel composite structures that change their form when immersed in water. [More]
MIT Researchers Develop Transparent Polymer that Could Offer Cheaper Alternative to Smart Windows

MIT Researchers Develop Transparent Polymer that Could Offer Cheaper Alternative to Smart Windows

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new theory to predict the amount of light transmitted via a material, considering its level of stretch and thickness. Based on this theory, the researchers were able to successfully predict the varying transparency of a rubber-like, transparent polymer as it was stretched and inflated. [More]
Researchers Develop 3D Printing Technique for Composite Materials

Researchers Develop 3D Printing Technique for Composite Materials

The study exhibits a unique method, using ultrasonic waves to accurately position a huge number of tiny reinforcement fibers as part of the 3D printing process. The fibers form a microscopic reinforcement framework to provide the material strength, a focused laser beam is then used to position this microstructure. Finally, the epoxy resin is cured and the object is printed. [More]
Hyun-Dai Fiber Uses Glass/Carbon Fiber to Build Novel Composite Materials

Hyun-Dai Fiber Uses Glass/Carbon Fiber to Build Novel Composite Materials

Market research suggests that the glass fiber and special chemical fiber sector will grow annually by 6.47% from 2015 to 2020. Hyun-Dai Fiber.Co.Ltd. have been using their expertise and technical know-how to manufacture and supply various fibers - from superfine glass fiber to carbon fiber - in order to meet the demands of its customers. [More]
BMW 7 Series Features Hexcel’s Innovative CFRP Technology

BMW 7 Series Features Hexcel’s Innovative CFRP Technology

Hexcel is pleased to have its innovative CFRP technology introduced in the BMW 7 Series where it is used to save weight and reinforce the metal shell of the B-pillar. Hexcel supplies BMW with preforms made of unidirectional carbon prepreg set in various orientations and combined with adhesive. The prepreg is made from Hexcel’s HexPly® M77 resin system that cures in 1.5 minutes at 160°C. [More]
Study Reveals Mechanisms Behind Remarkable Strength of Seashells

Study Reveals Mechanisms Behind Remarkable Strength of Seashells

Seashells, lobster claws, and chalk are all composed of calcium carbonate crystals but the first two are tough to break, while the third is soft enough to draw on pathways. This is because the hard materials contain bits of soft biological matter, which provides them with strength. [More]
Study Results Help Design Metallic Materials with Unmatched Damage Tolerance

Study Results Help Design Metallic Materials with Unmatched Damage Tolerance

A new alloy with cold-loving features is reported to be one of the toughest metallic alloys ever, according to a team of Berkeley Lab researchers. [More]
JEC Powers New Fibre Composite and Light-Weight Construction Trade Fair

JEC Powers New Fibre Composite and Light-Weight Construction Trade Fair

The new fibre composite and light-weight construction trade fair “Experience Composites – powered by JEC” will take place in Augsburg between 21st and 23rd September 2016 for the first time. The creators of the event, Messe Augsburg, the JEC Group and Carbon Composites e.V. are working with great passion, meticulousness and high demands towards creating a trail-blazing event for the growing composites market. The offer has already been greatly welcomed. A range of renowned companies, both domestic and from abroad, have already declared their intention to attend. The event will showcase composites companies and applications in two halls with around 10,000 m2 and will involve strong exhibitors positioned according to application. [More]
JEC WORLD 2016 Composites Exhibition to be Held in Paris Nord Villepinte

JEC WORLD 2016 Composites Exhibition to be Held in Paris Nord Villepinte

The largest composites exhibition in the world relocates in a bigger venue with a new name: JEC World. Taking into account the growing demand of its exhibitors, the event will be able to increase its space in a controlled and monitored Parc Paris Nord Villepinte. [More]