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:
SpaceX announces COPV’s role in September rocket explosion
Buckles (voids) between carbon composite overwrap and aluminum liner in cryotank led to ignition of super chilled oxygen — will be fixed long-term via COPV design change.
TeXtreme qualified for use in commercial aircraft
After several years of simulation and testing TeXtreme within the aerospace market, TeXtreme has been certified and approved for use in commercial aircraft.
University of Utah receives $4 million dollar grant to advance state’s composites industry
Through this DOD-OEA grant, an extensive analysis will be undertaken to map Utah’s entire carbon composites supply chain.
Mitsubishi Rayon buys U.S. carbon fiber plant from SGL Group
This addition will increase MRC’s carbon fiber output production capacity by 1,000 tons.
CFM LEAP-1C receives FAA, EASA certification
The LEAP-1C engine features 3D woven carbon fiber composite fan blades and fan case.
Composites-intensive Scorpion jet completes successful first flight
The latest version of the Scorpion incorporates a number of improvements based on target customer feedback as well as results from the extensive flight test program.
More companies join NASA’s Advanced Composites Consortium
The project’s goal is to reduce product development and certification timelines by 30 percent for composite aircraft.
Vartega, Alchemy Bicycle Co. team up for carbon fiber recycling
Alchemy will provide Vartega with its scrap carbon fiber for recycling in Vartega’s chemistry-based recycling process.
U.S. Department of Defense successfully tests composites-intensive drones
Originally designed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) engineering students, the Perdix drones are 3D-printed using Kevlar and carbon fiber.
Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the month, January 2017
Week of January 4: Aerospace-related job opportunities from Molded Fiber Glass – SD, UTC Aerospace Systems, CEO Inc. and Hexcel.
Week of January 10: Aerospace-related job opportunities from Sanders Composites, Toray Composites (America) Inc., CEO Inc., UTC Aerospace Systems and Hexcel.
Week of January 17: Aerospace-related job opportunities from UTC Aerospace Systems, AIJ Executive Search, Hexcel, Toray Composites (America) Inc. and AAR.
Week of January 24: Aerospace-related job opportunities from EnCore Composite Structures Inc., AAR, Hexcel, UTC Aerospace Systems, Toray Composites (America) Inc.
Week of January 31: Aerospace-related job opportunities from Arconic, AIJ Search, CEO Inc., UTC Aerospace and Hexcel.