Tensul Carbon Fiber Money Clips Are Back!
Stealth Pen Gets a Version 2
Our popular carbon fiber Stealth Pen has been revised and we have a version 2.0 out now. These feature a plain weave carbon fiber exterior with matte black metal elements. It comes in a nice black gift box and is only $39.95.
Two New Carbon Fiber Cases for the Samsung Galaxy S4
We’ve just brought in two new carbon fiber cases from Element Case for the Galaxy S4. Both cases feature a technology called SBS, which basically re-routes the sound from the back of the phone to the front, making quite a noticeable difference in volume. The first is the Atom S4:
The second is called the Eclipse, which has an integrated kickstand built into it:
A Very Unique Carbon Fiber Item from Magicians Dan & Dave
Chalk this one up as very unique, but oh so cool. World renowned magicians, Dan & Dave, put together this very cool black aluminum and real carbon fiber card case called the Carbon Clip. It even comes with a deck of high-end cards from a set called Carbon Copy:
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:
Carbon Fiber presentation to assess viability of composites in automotive production
Market analyst and consultant Chris Red’s seminar at Carbon Fiber 2013 will address the opportunities and challenges for carbon fiber composites in passenger cars.
Cirrus adds autoclave to Grand Forks plant
The 40-ft long clave, which required a new building, will be used to produce components for the company’s Vision SF50 jet.
NASA tests composite cryogenic fuel tank
NASA, working with Boeing and Janicki Industries, has developed a carbon fiber composite pressurized tank for storage of cryogenic propellants in spacecraft rocket engine systems.
DSM materials featured again in Nuna solar-powered racecar
DSM’s resins were used to manufacture the Nuon Solar Team’s (Delft University of Technology) Nuna7 solar-powered car, which will compete in the World Solar Challenge in October.
QuakeWrap wins SBIR grant for pipe manufacturing concept
QuakeWrap’s InfinitPipe onsite manufacturing process combines honeycomb core and carbon fiber fabric in the production of continuous, jointless pipes, primarily for large-diameter water transport applications.
Carbon Fiber presentation to look at materials development cycles
At Carbon Fiber 2013, Dec. 9-12 in Knoxville, Tenn., Lux Research’s Anthony Vicari will look at technology invention and adoption — including carbon fiber — to help business development teams plan for and target materials for near and long-term impact.
Zoltek receives Frost & Sullivan innovation award
Zoltek Panex 35 carbon fiber receives Frost & Sullivan’s 2013 North American New Product Innovation Award.
Magma Structures completes facilities expansion
U.K.-based carbon fiber specialist Magma Structures has expanded its waterside facility for the manufacture of a superyacht rig; the company is also adding employees.
Following latest 787 fire, time to repair carbon fiber fuselage
Whatever the cause of the fire aboard the Ethiopian Airlines 787 Dreamliner parked at London’s Heathrow International Airport on July 12, one thing is now clear: It’s time for a major fuselage repair.
Toray buys 20 percent stake in Plasan Carbon Composites
Toray says the investment is a bid to strategically expand its carbon fiber composite material business globally in the automotive field.
Quickstep delivers 100th carbon composite part for F-35 Lightning II
The Australian composites manufacturer, based at Bankstown Airport, New South Wales, reached the goal at the two-year mark in a Joint Strike Fighter contract worth up to $700 million (USD).
BMW rolls out all-electric, composites-intensive i3
The BMW i3 all-electric car, which will enter market first in Europe and the rest of the world next year, features a first-of-its-kind carbon fiber composite passenger cell and aluminum chassis.
Teijin carbon fiber used in Japanese solar car for World Solar Challenge
Teijin’s Toho Tenax business unit supplied its Tenax carbon fiber to Kogakuin University for the manufacture of a solar-powered car that will compete in the World Solar Challenge Oct. 6-13.
Quickstep completes qualification testing of C-130J composite wing flaps
With testing complete, Quickstep has begun manufacture of the carbon fiber composite wing flaps at its Bankstown Airport (Australia) facility. Quickstep also says it has sold its first Quickstep Process system.
Toho Tenax opens Singapore office
Carbon fiber supplier Toho Tenax says the Singapore office will help it better serve India and the ASEAN region where carbon fiber demand is increasing.
Carbon Fiber 2013 conference presentations taking shape
CompositesWorld’s preliminary lineup of speakers for Carbon Fiber 2013 includes representatives from Premium AEROTEC, Volkswagen, Plasan Carbon Composites, Quantum Technologies, Sigmatex, NASA Glenn and more.
Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the month, June, 2013
Week of July 2: Aerospace job opportunities at Gentex, Northern Composites, Hexcel, Cytec Industries and Moseley Technical Services.
Week of July 9: Aerospace job opportunities at Cobham, Cobham Ceramics, GE Aviation, Boeing and PinPoint.
Week of July 16: Aerospace job opportunities at Rubbercraft, Applied Aerospace Structures, Cytec Aerospace Materials, ITT and Hexcel.
Week of July 23: Aerospace job opportunities at Radant Technologies, Mitsubishi Plastics Composites America Inc., GE Aviation, Cobham and Cytec Engineered Materials.
Week of July 30: Aerospace job opportunities at Sanders Composites, Hexcel, Allnex, Cobham and Mitsubishi Plastics Composites America Inc.