This Month in Carbon Fiber: December 2015

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Industry News

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:

Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling wins Cleantech award

2014 startup and Colorado-based Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling is the recipient of the National Emerging Technology Award, given by Cleantech Open at its 2015 Global Forum.

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In super-tall buildings, carbon fiber elevator rope rides to the rescue

Pultruded carbon fiber KONE UltraRope installed in an elevator shaft.

Pultruded carbon fiber KONE UltraRope

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Cruise-capable rotorcraft exploits the performance of composites

The Carter Aviation Personal Air Vehicle combines the best of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, in an all-carbon composite design.

first Carter prototype

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Surface Generation develops new composite press-forming processes

The process can be used by automotive and aerospace manufacturers for producing carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic components.

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CFM LEAP-1A engine achieves FAA, EASA certification

The composites-intensive LEAP-1A, which features carbon fiber blades and a carbon fiber fan case, will be used on the Airbus A319neo, A320neo and the A321neo.

composites-intensive LEAP-1A

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Could carbon fiber sunglasses become a ‘hot’ holiday gift?

Grafton Industries has created what they call world’s first vacuum pressed, completely hollow core, full carbon fiber, lightweight sunglasses featuring polarized optics.

carbon fiber sunglasses

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Saab developed new composite wing component

Saab produced the wing as part of Europe’s Clean Sky Smart Fixed Wing Aircraft (SFWA) project.

composite wing component

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For carbon fiber, the future certainly looks bright

Chris Red, principal at Composites Forecasts and Consulting LLC, speaking during CompositesWorld’s Carbon Fiber 2015 conference in Knoxville, TN, US.

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Toho Tenax to develop CFRP springs for railcar trucks

The new mass-production system will enable the Kawasaki’s railcar truck to be marketed on a global scale.

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Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the month, December, 2015

Week of December 1: Aerospace-related job opportunities at UTC Aerospace Systems, Rolls-Royce Corp., Toray Composites (America) Inc., and Hexcel.

Week of December 8: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Rolls-Royce, Cobham Process Controls, Cytec Aerospace Materials and Eaton.

Week of December 15: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Encore Composite Structures, Rolls-Royce, Toray Composites (America), Hexcel and Kaman Composites Vermont.

Week of December 22: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Rolls-Royce Corp., Moseley Technical Services, Stark Aerospace and Hexcel.

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