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:
Toho Tenax, UTC Aerospace extend carbon fiber contract
Toho Tenax is recommissioning its carbon fiber line at its Rockwood, TN facility.
Carbon fiber quadraxial fabric
Vectorply’s new C-4QX 9400 is an all-standard modulus carbon fiber quasi-isotropic reinforcement for tooling, panel and thick-section composites.
CFM: LEAP engine orders exceed 10,000
Aircraft engine maker CFM International booked 2,154 engines in 2015, produced 1,638 engines and has a backlog of 13,400 engines.
Composites help Bell V-280 toward Future Vertical Lift
The Bell V-280 Valor is named for its 280-knot cruise speed
If we recycle it, will they come?
Thanks to the 787 and the A350 XWB aircraft programs, the composites industry has more scrap carbon fiber prepreg than it knows what to do with. At least, not yet.
Swedish group evaluating lignin-based CF for automotive structures
KTH Royal Institute of Technology has developed a sub-scale vehicle that demonstrates use of lignin-based carbon fiber in the roof and battery electrodes.
Quickstep to make carbon fiber air intakes for Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint
The deal with Ford represents the first automotive OEM contract for Australia-based Quickstep Holdings.
SpaceX Hyperloop designs feature carbon fiber
SpaceX and its founder Elon Musk launched a competition inviting teams of students to design the Hyperloop pod.
Toray, Toyota Tsusho launch composites recycling effort
The companies will build a pilot plant in Japan for the development of a thermal decomposition process, and also work on applications for recycled material.
CARBIO project produces carbon/flax hybrid automotive roof
The prototype roof will be on display at the JEC World 2016 show.
Elemental’s Rp1 sports car features patented composite technology
Elemental will announce further technical detail plus the final production design of its new wheel arch design at JEC World.
Cannon to supply composite equipment for Chinese electric cars
The project is for the production of lightweight composite parts for new electric cars to be made in China.
McLaren to showcase carbon fiber-intensive P1, 675LT Spider
The carbon fiber version of the McLaren P1 will make its first public appearance at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the month, February, 2016
Week of February 2: Aerospace-related job opportunities at ACP Composites, TECT Power, Toray Composites (America) and Cytec Aerospace Materials.
Week of February 9: Aerospace-related job opportunities at TECT Power, Hexcel, Toray Composites (America) and others.
Week of February 16: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Rolls-Royce, Toray Composites (America), Cytec Aerospace Materials, Cytec Industrial Materials, and more.
Week of February 23: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Gilmour Space Technologies, Hexcel, Cytec Solvay Group, and more.