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:
What slump? Oshkosh gathering shows GA on an upswing
EAA’s AirVenture 2014 was a solid success, and offered lots of composite applications.
Palmer Johnson delivers new all-carbon composite superyacht
48-meter SuperSport claimed to be largest carbon composite yacht built to date.
Mitsubishi Rayon buys majority stake of German autocomposites firm
Harvard engineers use new resin inks and 3-D printing to lightweight cellular composites.
Crawford High Performance Composites secures partnership with SoftWheel
The development, manufacturing and marketing agreement allows Crawford to advance SoftWheel’s symmetric, in-wheel suspension system for sports and recreation and aerospace applications.
UMaine composites technology gets Mars lander consideration
The University of Maine is adapting its inflatable carbon fiber tube technology for application to a NASA spacecraft designed to deliver astronauts and cargo to the Mars surface.
CompositesWorld expands Carbon Fiber 2014 lineup
Presentations by Celanese and Greene, Tweed have been added to the agenda for Carbon Fiber 2014, Dec. 9-11 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif., USA.
The reality of carbon fiber for the auto industry today
Greg Rucks, a manager in the transportation practice at composites think tank Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI, Snowmass, Colo.), sees realistic pathways for carbon fiber incursion in to the automotive passenger car market.
Sitting pretty: Car seat concept scores a first
Automotive supplier’s reinforced thermoplastic back frame curtails weight and simplifies molding/styling tasks.
Report: Korea’s GS Caltex, Tesla discussing carbon fiber use for vehicles
Reports from Reuters and The Korea Herald say that U.S.-based Tesla will talk with the S. Korean petrochemicals manufacturer about possible use of a GS Caltex long carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic compound.
Boeing breaks ground on 777X wing plant in Washington
The 1.3 million sq-ft facility in Everett, Wash., USA, will house three large autoclaves and will begin making 777X carbon fiber composite wings in 2017.
GKN and Go-Ahead Group to install carbon fiber flywheels on 500 city buses
GKN Hybrid Power uses F1 technology to improve fuel efficiency of London buses
Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the month, August, 2014
Week of August 5:Aerospace job opportunities at Easton Baseball/Softball, Amtech, Aurora Flight Sciences, Cobham and Exelis.
Week of August 12: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Hexcel, Cytec Aerospace Materials, Eaton, Boeing and GE Aviation.
Week of Agusut 19: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Aurora Flight Sciences, GE Aviation, Cytec Aerospace Materials, Toray Composites America and Boeing.
Week of August 26: Aerospace industry jobs available at Hexcel, TTTech North America, Cobham, Eaton and Exelis.