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Tata Advanced Materials and Boeing sign agreement to provide interior panels for the P-8 aircraft

Mumbai: Tata Advanced Materials (TAML), a subsidiary of Tata Industries, has been awarded a contract from Boeing to provide composite interior closeout panels for the P-8 aircraft that cover the interior wall structure of the aircraft. The P-8 is designed for long-range anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, as well as armed intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. A derivative of...

New Carbon Fiber Recycling Process Could Help Firms Reduce Waste

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a method to recycle nearly 100 percent of the materials in certain types of thermoset carbon fiber composites. The new method involves soaking the composites in an alcohol solvent, which slowly dissolves the epoxy that binds and gives shape to the carbon fibers. Once dissolved, the carbon fibers and the epoxy can be separated and used i...

Michelman Introducing Hydrosize Link

Michelman Introducing Hydrosize Link – Next Generation Polyurethane Fiber Sizing for Automotive Under-the-Hood Composites   CINCINNATI, OH (September 1, 2016) – Michelman is introducing two unique polyurethane dispersions designed as fiber sizing for reinforced composites in automotive under-the-hood applications. Hydrosize® Link dispersions react directly with the matrix resin, delivering ex...

3D printed tool for building aircraft achieves Guinness World Records title

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 29, 2016 – A 3D printed trim-and-drill tool, developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to be evaluated at The Boeing Company, has received the title of largest solid 3D printed item by Guinness World Records. ORNL printed the lower cost trim tool in only 30 hours using carbon fiber and ABS thermoplastic composite materials, which wi...

Solvay doubles carbon fiber manufacturing capacity for aircraft structural applications with new U.S. production line

Brussels, August 24, 2016 —Solvay today inaugurates a new carbon fiber production line at its U.S. Piedmont Facility, South Carolina, doubling production capacity of a key raw material to make carbon fiber reinforced composite materials and meeting increasing demand for lightweighting composite materials in the aerospace industry. The new production line has won qualification by The Boeing C...

University of Manchester National Graphene Institute Wins Royal Institute of British Architects National Award

After graphene was first isolated at The University of Manchester in 2004, the University set about creating a new home for the superlative one-atom thick material to enable academics and industry to work side-by-side on the applications of the future. The result – the £61m National Graphene Institute (NGI), which was opened last year by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne – has...

Interview with Stefano Maria Profeti – GSI – Global System International

A conversation with Stefano Maria Profeti – GSI CEO, on the company’s latest innovations and product developments for the automotive sector. Interview by Mattia Milani – Parklab.

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