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ThyssenKrupp and Maxion to Develop Carbon Fiber-Aluminum Hybrid Wheels

ThyssenKrupp and Maxion to Develop Carbon Fiber-Aluminum Hybrid Wheels

ThyssenKrupp Carbon Components has established a cooperation with Maxion Wheels to develop new ultra-lightweight, carbon fiber-aluminum hybrid wheels for premium vehicles. [More]
Flexible Foam-Like Battery Material for Soft Electronics

Flexible Foam-Like Battery Material for Soft Electronics

Researchers from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stanford University have developed a new technique for producing elastic high-capacity batteries using wood pulp. [More]
Synthetic Spider Silk-Like Material Holds Promise in Biomedicals

Synthetic Spider Silk-Like Material Holds Promise in Biomedicals

A team of researchers from various American universities has discovered a way to synthetically create spider silk samples in the laboratory after several years of studying the complex structure and production. [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]
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]
AGY to Expand Production Capacity for S-2 Glass® Yarns and Rovings

AGY to Expand Production Capacity for S-2 Glass® Yarns and Rovings

AGY Holding Corp., a leading global producer of glass fiber yarns and high-strength glass fiber reinforcement materials, has announced the expansion of its capacity to produce S-2 Glass® yarns and rovings. [More]
Michelman to Exhibit at JEC Europe Composites Show

Michelman to Exhibit at JEC Europe Composites Show

Michelman to highlight its reinforced plastic composites expertise at the JEC Europe Composites Show to be conducted from March 10-12, 2015, in Paris, France. [More]
New Approach Helps Create High-Quality Fiber-Based Electronic Devices Using Inexpensive Materials

New Approach Helps Create High-Quality Fiber-Based Electronic Devices Using Inexpensive Materials

Researchers at MIT have developed a new method that could transform the way of developing high-quality fiber-based electronic devices. For many years, researchers have known how to obtain thin fibers from materials. [More]
Pace of Technology Development to Drive Automotive Adoption of Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Plastics

Pace of Technology Development to Drive Automotive Adoption of Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Plastics

Driven by a faster-than-expected pace of technology development, carbon-fiber reinforced plastics (CFRPs) will be poised to gain widespread adoption for automotive lightweighting by 2025, according to Lux Research. [More]
New Silicon Nanofibers Could Boost Lithium-Ion Batteries Used in Electric Vehicles

New Silicon Nanofibers Could Boost Lithium-Ion Batteries Used in Electric Vehicles

Scientists at Bourns College of Engineering of the University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside) have created a new material for lithium-ion batteries that contains sponge-like silicon nanofibers. This paper-like material is over 100X thinner than human hair and could significantly improve the specific energy or the quantity of energy that can be supplied per unit weight of the battery. This latest breakthrough holds promising applications in batteries for personal electronics and electric cars. [More]