We’ve partnered with the folks at Composites World to bring you monthly updates in the more technical world of carbon fiber. Here’s what’s new this month:
RAMPF Group establishes RAMPF Composite Solutions
RAMPF Composite Solutions provides a suite of services in advanced carbon fiber and fiberglass composites for the aerospace and medical industries.
D.J. DeLong to head up DowAksa USA
Composites industry veteran D.J. DeLong has been named general manager of carbon fiber manufacturer DowAksa USA.
CCDI Composites reveals carbon fiber torque tube assembly
California-based CCDI’s carbon fiber driveline for an American sports car manufacturer saved 30 lb compared to its steel predecessor.
Bindatex to supply slit carbon fiber to BAE Systems
UK-based Bindatex will supply material for BAE Systems in application on aerospace programs.
SpaceX nails Falcon 9 launch and sea landing
If the rocket is qualified for reuse, the company plans to relaunch the same vehicle on an orbital mission in June.
Quickstep enters South Korean automotive market with composites contract
The company will deliver composites manufacturing equipment to the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) by the end of 2016.
Navy unveils unmanned composites-intensive vessel
This entirely new class of ocean-going vessel can traverse thousands of kilometers over the open seas for months at a time, without a single crew member aboard.
CFM delivers first LEAP-1A engines to Airbus for A320neo
The composites-intensive engine features complex 3-D woven carbon fiber structures manufactured by Albany Engineered Composites
Composites-intensive Volocopter achieves first manned flight
The personal aerial vehicle is designed to let anyone fly in the sky.
Toyota concept vehicle features carbon fiber
TeXtreme carbon fabrics are used in the car’s door panels, rear hatch, dashboard, and bumpers and cladding.
GE9X engine testing is underway
The GE9X engine will have the largest front fan at 134 inches in diameter with a composite fan case and 16 fourth generation carbon fiber composite fan blades.
Hexcel to unveil high-volume carbon fiber automotive part
Hexcel Reinforcements’ (formerly Formax) HiMax carbon fiber multiaxial fabrics have been used to fabricate a high-volume part of a British automotive OEM.
Aliancys installs new SMC line
This line has the capability to make the full range of SMC materials, including products based on carbon fiber.
Shell unveils concept car built with recycled carbon fiber
Weighing at 1,212 lb, the city car features recycled carbon fiber in the body and almost the entire car can be recycled at the end of its lifecycle.
Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the month, April, 2016
Week of April 5: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Park Electrochemical, Wesco Aircraft, Solvay, and more.
Week of April 12: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Hexcel, Toray Composites (America), Eaton, Solvay and Gavilan College.
Week of April 26: Aerospace-related job opportunities at TenCate Advanced Composites USA, Alcoa, Hexcel and others.