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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SABIC and Kringlan developing first carbon thermoplastic composite wheel
Collaborative technology close to commercialization in automotive while targeting other industries, including energy efficient appliances.
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.
World’s first all-carbon RV
The CR-1 carbon fiber RV features composite monocoque construction.
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.
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.