We’ve partnered with the folks at Composites World to bring you monthly updates in the technical world of carbon fiber. Here’s what’s new this month:
Axalta’s Spies Hecker used for carbon fiber sculpture
Alastair Gibson’s “Carbon King” piece, which is made from carbon fiber and finished with Axalta’s Spies Hecker.
ELG Carbon Fibre joins IACMI
ELG’s initial commitment to IACMI is for five years and it is expected the company’s first U.S. facility will be established within this timeframe.
Oshkosh’s AirVenture 2016 included a big infusion event
The big annual airshow featured the on-site infusion of complete aircraft fuselages for two kit aircraft.
Rolls-Royce models receive carbon fiber upgrade
The featured material is a compressed carbon matrix that is similar to the forged carbon fiber developed by Lamborghini and Callaway.
Mitsui, FE form partnership for automotive composite applications
Both companies will work to accelerate the expansion of the automotive carbon fiber market.
Carbon fiber lightens medical laser chassis
Reduced weight shortens surgical and diagnostic procedures.
First carbon fiber tower built in Asia
edotco Group installed the carbon fiber tower in Taman Tasik Prima, Puchong, Malaysia.
Origine Bicycles uses lightweight frame reinforced by TeXtreme
The fork built with TeXtreme materials is almost 19% lighter than the standard one.
AGC AeroComposites develops new thermoplastic composite welding technique
The CoFusion project received funding from the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP), in partnership with the UK National Composites Centre, TenCate Advanced Composites and Rolls Royce.
IACMI project to focus on advancing automotive composites
IACMI is teaming up with DuPont, Fibrtec and Purdue University on a new project aimed at decreasing the cost of manufacture for automotive composites.
Airlander 10 completes first flight
The composites-intensive aircraft met all test objectives during the flight.
The Freedonia Group: composites demand to reach $10 billion
High performance composite demand from aerospace applications will rise at a more moderate pace, but the industry will experience tailwinds from wind energy and pressure vessels.
Solvay doubles carbon fiber manufacturing capacity in the U.S.
The company added a new carbon fiber line to its facility in South Carolina.
Newly formed LeMond Composites signs agreement with ORNL
The company’s “breakthrough” process will reportedly reduce production costs by more than 50% relative to the lowest cost industrial grade carbon fiber.
Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the month, August 2016
Week of August 2: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Park Aerospace Technologies, Toray Composites (America), Hexcel, UTC Aerospace Systems and more.
Week of August 9: Aerospace-related job opportunities at AAR, Eaton, Hexcel and UTC Aerospace Systems.
Week of August 16: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Seriforge, Composite Technology Development Inc., Alcoa and more.
Week of August 23: Aerospace-related job opportunities at CBOL Corp., UTC Aerospace Systems, Hexcel and Toray Composites (America) Inc.
Week of August 30: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Park Aerospace Technologies Corp., AAR, Hexcel, Toray Composites (America) Inc. and UTC Aerospace Systems.