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:
Ford’s 2017 GT ’66 features extensive use of carbon fiber
The limited edition 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage is a carbon fiber collectible.
IACMI signs new partnerships to grow carbon fiber recycling
IACMI, the Composite Recycling Technology Center and Peninsula College leadership signed three-way collaboration agreements to develop composites recycling technologies as well as train the advanced composites workforce of the future.
Solvay-Mubadala joint venture to provide prepreg for 777X
The joint venture will manufacture carbon fiber prepreg for the 777X empennage and floor beams at a new facility in Al Ain, U.A.E., to be operational by 2021.
After Atlantic crossing, Solar Impulse 2 heads for Egypt
After beginning its round-the-world flight in March 2015, the composites-intensive and solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 is one leg away from Abu Dhabi, where its tour started.
UTC Aerospace Systems to deliver carbon brakes and wheels to U.S. Air Force
The equipment will be offered in two versions – one for use on the F-15C/D aircraft, and the other for use on the heavier F-15E aircraft.
Huntsman, Acciona collaborate on all-composite lighthouse
The first-ever all-composite lighthouse is now installed at the port of Valencia in Spain.
BlackWing aircraft reinforced by TeXtreme wins design award
The fuselage and wings are entirely manufactured using TeXtreme spread-tow carbon fiber fabric.
Museum installation features composites structure
The installation includes SIGRAFIL 50k carbon fibers from SGL Group.
NORDAM picked to supply F-35 composite structures
Oklahoma-based NORDAM will manufacture up to 35 shipsets per year for six years of three composite structures for the F-35 Lightning II center fuselage.
Impossible Objects now offers 3D-printed PEEK
The company claims that PEEK parts made with its 3D printing process are more than 50% lighter than comparable aluminum parts but demonstrates two-thirds ultimate strength.
Qinetiq debuts composites-based Shape Memory Alloy
The UK-based firm believes the material could have utility as an energy absorber in leading edges on an aircraft.
METYX Composites expands Turkey site
The expanded site is almost twice the size of the current factory, providing METYX with the space to double weaving capacity for glass and carbon fiber multiaxial fabrics.
SGL Group ceramic component on board Juno spacecraft
Instrument carrier is made of carbon fiber-reinforced silicon carbide (C/SiC).
Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the month, July 2016
Week of July 6: Aerospace-related job opportunities at UTC Aerospace Systems, AAR, Eaton and Alcoa.
Week of July 12: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Composite Technology Development Inc., UTC Aerospace Systems, Hexcel and Alcoa.
Week of July 19: Aerospace-related job opportunities at KIHOMAC, AAR, UTC Aerospace Systems, Toray Composites (America) and more.
Week of July 26: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Esterline, AAR, UTC Aerospace Systems, Alcoa and more.