New Carbon Fiber Knives
We have two new pocket knives that really stand out as something special and unique. Both knives have the same design, but one has a sharp ceramic blade, while the other has a full carbon fiber blade. First up is the Benchmark Wildwind Linerlock:
This unique knife is carbon fiber on not only the handle, but also the blade. You’ll notice that the carbon fiber used is a plain weave, which is more of a checkerboard pattern.
The other is from the Boker Plus series, called the Anti-Grav. The handle is pretty much the same as the Wildwind above, but you’ll see that the carbon fiber used is a twill (diagonal) weave. The main difference is the use of a super sharp ceramic blade.
Great Gift Idea
Also new to the store is this AUTOart mini ballpoint pen keychain. The barrel is made from aluminum with real carbon fiber. Give it a quick twist and a pen comes out. All of this comes in a small size that fits on your keys, never look for a pen again!
Carbon Fiber Bracelets, Finally!
Remember back in the day we had those carbon fiber bracelets from Brazil? Those have long been sold out and discontinued, and finally now we have something for you again. This USA made bracelet has a unisex style which will generally fit snug on men and hoop-styled on woman, and is of course, made of carbon fiber.
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:
Toray to buy Zoltek
News sources reveal that Toray Industries will purchase Zoltek Corp. for $584 million, to increase its global carbon fiber market share.
ORACLE TEAM USA wins 34th Americas Cup title
Oxeon AB (Borås, Sweden) supplied its proprietary TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fiber reinforcements to the ORACLE team’s yachtbuilder in support of weight savings and mechanical performance enhancement goals for this year’s racing yacht.
RocTool rolls out new high-speed molding technologies
High-speed molding specialist RocTool is introducing several new technologies at the 2013 K show in Germany in late October.
JEC releases composites outlook report
In advance of JEC Boston, the group sees growth in composites for the Americas that will exceed expectations, in several key markets.
Research and Markets releases CFRP Global Market Review
The Irish market research firm says in its newest report on the subject that the global carbon fiber market is likely to consume 141,000 metric tonnes (310.85 billion lb) of fiber annually by 2020 as the composites market reached 210,000 metric tonnes (462.97 billion lb).
SNECMA added to Carbon Fiber conference lineup
SNECMA’s Bruno Dambrine will discuss carbon fiber production for the LEAP fan module, including use of RTM’d woven preforms, at CompositesWorld’s Carbon Fiber 2013 conference, Dec. 9-12 in Knoxville, Tenn., USA.
Composites-intensive Nuna7 solar car takes early lead at World Solar Challenge
Nuon Solar Team’s Nuna7, which features DSM resin and Oxeon carbon fiber, takes the early lead in the 3,000-km 2013 World Solar Challenge in Australia.
Structural preform technologies emerge from the shadows
Not yet in full production, with one exception, all are aimed at accelerating composite part manufacture at fast automotive rates.
Agenda set for CompositesWorld’s Carbon Fiber 2013 conference
The CompositesWorld Carbon Fiber 2013 conference, Dec. 9-12 in Knoxville, Tenn., USA, features 29 speakers on topics ranging from wind to automotive to aerospace to import controls.
GKN wins award for its A350 XWB composite wing spar
U.K.-based GKN Aerospace has won the 2013 Horners Award for Plastics Innovation and Design for the carbon fiber rear wing spar it developed for the Airbus A350 XWB.
Boeing, ORACLE TEAM USA to recycle carbon fiber from 2003 America’s Cup yacht
About 7,000 lb/3,175 kg of carbon fiber from USA-71, a yacht built for the America’s Cup campaign in 2003, will be recycled by the University of Nottingham in the U.K. and Materials Innovation Technologies in the USA.
Nuon Solar Team wins 2013 World Solar Challenge
DSM congratulates the Delft University of Technology team, which relied on resins from DSM and carbon fiber from Oxeon to win the bi-annual World Solar Challenge in Australia.
Teijin launches carbon fiber thermoplastics composites product
Teijin Ltd. announced the launch of Sereebo-brand carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) for use in manufacturing recyclable composite components at enhanced production speeds.
KraussMaffei showcases composite processing at K Show
Parts were produced on the show floor using carbon fiber fabric and polyurethane resin via RTM, producing net-shaped Class A parts requiring no priming
Composites guru Lownsdale to be featured at Carbon Fiber 2013
OceanGate Inc.’s five-person Cyclops submersible will feature a carbon fiber hull manufactured via automated fiber placement and can reach depths of 3,000m/9,800 ft.
FACC receives innovation award for composite wing box
FACC’s wing manufacturing process relies on dry fiber placement, infusion and out-of-autoclave curing to produce a wing box integrated with wing skins.
CHOMARAT’s C-PLY carbon fiber used in live manufacturing demonstration
KraussMaffei leads a manufacturing effort that combines CHOMARAT’s C-PLY reinforcements with polyurethane in a resin transfer molding process to make Roding roadster roof panels during the K’2013 show in Düsseldorf, Germany.
At Carbon Fiber 2013, Globe Machine outlines its process potential for aerospace
CompositesWorld’s Carbon Fiber 2013 conference includes an update on Globe Machine Manufacturing’s RapidClave cure technology and how it might be applied to aerospace composite manufacturing.
Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the month, August, 2013
Week of Oct 1: Aerospace job opportunities from Sanders Industries, AAR Aerostructures & Interiors, ITT Exelis, Hexcel and Amtech.
Week of Oct 8: Aerospace job opportunities at DUNA-USA, Applied Composites Engineering, Chomarat, SWORL and ITT Exelis.
Week of Oct 15: Aerospace industry job opportunities at Aurora Flight Sciences, Washington State University, Park Aerospace Technologies Corp. and Hexcel Corp.
Week of Oct 22: Aerospace industry job opportunities at Stillman Seal, Aurora Flight Sciences, Aero Precision Industries and Hexcel.
Week of Oct 29: Aerospace job opportunities from C-K Composites, Cytec Aerospace Materials, Hexcel, Stillman Seal and PinPoint Talent Services.