Author: CompositesPress

Yacht Design’s choice: the automatic fabric cutting machine

Yacht Design is a leading Italian company in the production of molds and large components in fiberglass and carbon for the nautical sector such as hulls, decks, deckhouses, and hard tops. At its Leinì and Turin facilities, it employs around 130 employees, all characterized by high level of expertise and specialization, to offer a service of excellence to many of the most prestigious and historical...

Interview with Marco Finotti of Azimut Yachts

Cutting composite materials in the luxury boat industry: bespoke solutions to support the excellence of made-in-Italy. Thanks to the meeting between Azimut Yachts‘ and FKgroup, a dialogue has developed that has since led the shipyard to choose Tecno Freccia, the automatic fabric cutting solution specifically for composite materials, to work on carbon and fibreglass. Customised solutions and specif...

Gurit sells Aerospace business to Isovolta

Gurit (SIX Swiss Exchange: GUR) today announced the sale of its Aerospace business to Isovolta Group, a manufacturer of composites based in Austria. The signing and closing of the transaction took place concurrently and will be effective April 13, 2022. The divestment of the Aerospace business is in line with Gurit’s strategy to focus its activities on the Wind turbine industry as well as on the M...

BMW i Ventures invests in high-performance composites made from natural fibres

The BMW Group acquires a stake in Bcomp, a Swiss company that manufactures sustainable reinforcement solutions. Collaborative partnership in motor sport moves to the next level, joint R&D work for production vehicles gets underway. Munich/Mountain View (California). The BMW Group is deepening its involvement in the field of sustainable, resource-efficient manufacturing of vehicle components ma...

Hexcel Introduces G-Vent Technology into Marine Market

New technology for marine composites proven to reduce time and cost in manufacturing through out-of-autoclave processing Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) has developed a new technology for out-of-autoclave (OoA) processing that delivers a game-changing reduction in process time and cost for marine manufacturers without compromising mechanical performance. Hexcel has leveraged its experience in aeros...

Large 3D pieces: swissplast® once again confirms its pioneering role

swissplast group forges a strategic partnership with the Italian CMS SpA and CMS Deutschland to produce large 3D pieces. 1,800 x 2,200 mm x 800 mm: these are the maximum sizes that will be achieved in future by swissplast®.  CMS Advanced Materials Technology – division of CMS SpA, part of the SCM Group – is a leader in CNC machines to process composite materials and has worked with the famou...

Solvay and National Institute for Aviation Research announce partnership

Partnership will advance the future of flight, create innovative solutions Solvay and Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) announced a partnership on research and materials development at NIAR’s facilities in Wichita, Kansas. The partnership is aimed at developing future solutions to bolster the aviation industry and create opportunities for companies of all s...

The First CMS Kreator for UK!

A new Partnership to push Additive Manufacturing in aerospace industry CMS are delighted to announce we have entered a Partnership agreement with Pembrokeshire based United Aerospace Ltd (UA) which will result in the first CMS Kreator LFAM + Machine Centre being installed in the UK.  This technical and commercial collaboration brings benefits to both parties and is primarily based on continued kno...

SABIC collaborates with China’s Dongfeng to produce lightweight truck-mounted toolbox with novel plastic composite hybrid solution

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, today shared that it has collaborated with Dongfeng Motors, one of the largest truck manufacturers in China, on the development of a novel plastic composite hybrid solution to produce a strong lightweight truck-mounted toolbox. The application is made with a combination of SABIC’s STAMAX™ resin, a long glass fiber polypropylene (PP), and continuous ...

Spirit AeroSystems Honored as Industry Leader in Composites Manufacturing

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (“Spirit” or “Spirit AeroSystems”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPR), has won the 2021 SME Excellence in Composites Manufacturing Award (Large Company) for its advanced composite wing spoiler program for the Airbus A320 aircraft family. The spoilers are produced using Spirit’s pioneering Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) technology at i...

Mascherpa opens in Poland

Mascherpa S.p.A announces that its new company will be operational in Poland from 1 January 2022. In such a complex and uncertain period, Mascherpa chooses to invest and stay even closer to its customers in Poland to guarantee a better and efficient service. The registered office will be in Na Grobli 1A, 32-005 Niepołomice, Poland. MASCHERPA GETS DISTRIBUTION OF ARKEMA’S BORN2BOND ™ ADHESIVE...

Toray Advanced Composites to lead research consortium for development of liquid hydrogen composite tanks for civil aviation

NIJVERDAL, The Netherlands, December 14, 2021 – Toray Advanced Composites, together with partners from industry and academia, has been awarded funding from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy’s Research and Development for Mobility scheme for the development of a long-life, fully composite liquid hydrogen tank for civil aviation. Hydrogen has been identified by the Euro...