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:
New method claims to improve strength and modulus in carbon fiber
The group used a gel-spinning technique to process polyacrylonitrile copolymer into carbon fibers.
Teijin’s carbon fiber technology used in solar car
The vehicle will be entered in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the world’s biggest solar car race.
Dow, Clemson University team up on carbon fiber vehicle prototype
Dow Automotive Systems created a customized formulation of a VORAFORCE epoxy resin matrix system for the project.
RUAG to begin composites production at ULA’s factory
Production of launch vehicle fairings moves from Switzerland to Decatur, Alabama.
NASA to build biggest composite rocket parts ever made
The robotic system is part of the Composites Technology Center at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL.
Airbus A350-1000 carbon fiber wing goes into production
The company says the A350 XWB wing is the largest single part made from carbon fiber composite material in use in civil aviation today.
Mitsui’s metal resin integral technology used in Aerosense aerial vehicles
Mitsui provides Aerosense with hybrid product of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and aluminum joint parts made by its POLYMETAC technology.
New thermoplastic polymer composites for pumps
Launched by EGC, the material looks to address the maintenance, upgrade and repair needs of pumps.
Carbon composite spring: Big performance, small package
Disc spring stack is lighter, reduces friction and can be performance-tuned.
Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the month, August, 2015
Week of August 4: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Fluor, Dorel Sports, Toray Compostes (America), Cobham Composites and Eaton.
Week of August 11: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Michelman, ATC Manufacturing, Aurora Flight Sciences, Hexcel and Cytec Aerospace Materials.
Week of August 18: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Cobham Mission Systems, Toray Composites (America), Hexcel and Cytec Industrial Materials.
Week of August 25: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Charles Industries, Cobham Mission Systems, TECT Power, Eaton and Hexcel.