This Month in Carbon Fiber: June 2014

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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:

BMW Leipzig: The epicenter of i3 production

A glimpse into the inner workings of an automaker at the forefront of serial-production autocomposites.

BMW Leipzig

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Report forecasts composites industry trends

Global growth for materials is forecast at 5.2 percent to reach $25.5 billion in 2014 with future opportunities in materials, processes and applications.

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Ektelon launches racquetball racquets with spread-tow carbon fiber

Oxeon’s TeXtreme spread-tow carbon fiber is being featured in five new models of racquetball racquets being introduced by Ektelon.

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Recycled carbon fiber veils, mats

Technical Fibre Products, a manufacturer of advanced nonwovens, has announced the extension of its current portfolio to include a range of high-quality recycled carbon veils and mats.

Recycled carbon fiber veils

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Report: SAMPE Tech 2014, Seattle

SAMPE Tech moves from fall to spring, and it attracted a large crowd and offered a wealth of new information in Seattle, Wash., USA.

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SABIC and Kringlan developing first carbon thermoplastic composite wheel

Collaborative technology close to commercialization in automotive while targeting other industries, including energy efficient appliances.

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ORNL demonstrates 3-D printing with carbon fiber

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL, Knoxville, Tenn.) demonstrated its 3-D printing capability using discontinuous carbon fiber live on the exhibit floor at the recent JEC Americas show.

3-D printing with carbon fiber

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World’s first all-carbon RV

The CR-1 carbon fiber RV features composite monocoque construction.

World's first all-carbon RV

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BLOODHOUND SSC carbon fiber composite cockpit unveiled

BLOOKHOUND SSC is a composites-intensive 1,000-mph (1,609-kmh) land speed racing car that will attempt to set records in the South African desert in 2015 and 2016.

carbon fiber composite cockpit unveiled

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Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the month, June, 2014

Week of June 3: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Eaton, GE Aviation, Toray Composites (America) Inc. and Cytec Aerospace Materials.

Week of June 10: Aerospace industry job opportunities at Samson Rope, CTL Aerospace, Exelis, Hexcel and Cytec Industrial Materials.

Week of June 24: Aerospace industry job opportunities at IYRS School of Technology and Trades, Aurora Flight Sciences, CTL Aerospace Manufacturing and Rolls-Royce.



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