This Month in Carbon Fiber: October 2015

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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:

A350 XWB cabin door fitting switched from aluminum to PEEK

PEEK 90HMF40, from Victrex, is used to injection mold a carbon fiber-reinforced fitting that connects the outer skin to points on the internal bracing structure of the cabin door.

carbon fiber-reinforced PEEK.

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Carbon Fiber conference to feature 777X wing operations director

Perry J. Moore, director — 777X Wing Operations, will discuss design, development and manufacture of the carbon fiber composite wing being produced for the forthcoming 777X at Carbon Fiber 2015, Dec. 8-10 in Knoxville, TN, US.

777X Wing

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Toray buys stake in Italian prepregger

Toray acquires a 55% stake of Italian prepreg manufacturer Delta Tech SpA; the transaction includes Delta Tech’s wholly-owned subsidiary Delta Preg SpA.

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Carbon fiber auto body panels: Class A paint?

As tougher emissions standards loom, this supplier’s study sheds light on the challenges of applying flaw-free primer and paint to production CFRP exterior body panels.

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James Webb Space Telescope spacecraft inches towards full assembly

The bus structure that will carry the James Webb Space Telescope into orbit has been completed and is being readied for integration and testing in summer 2016.

carbon fiber spacecraft structure

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Bauer Hockey newest hockey stick reinforced by TeXtreme

In addition to TeXtreme, another feature of the stick is eLASTech technology that reinforces the TeXtreme carbon fibers with micro nanotubes.

carbon fiber hockey stick TeXtreme

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Dell, Sabic to recycle excess carbon fiber into new Dell products

Initially, select Latitude and Alienware products will contain recycled carbon fiber, with plans to expand across these two product portfolios in 2016.

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Arevo Labs launches 3D-printed PEEK and PAEK composite parts

Target markets include aerospace, single-use medical devices, oil & gas and factory automation.

Examples of 3D-printed PEEK and PAEK composite parts.

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Cannon gives update on recycled carbon fiber project

CRESIM is a pilot project to develop carbon fiber composite structures manufactured from recycled carbon fiber.


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DolphiTech begins delivery of NDT systems to Volkswagen Group

The system will be used for damage inspections of automotive carbon fiber primary structures in collision centers worldwide.

automotive carbon fiber

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The End of Delamination

N12 Technologies is commercializing NanoStitch, the world’s first vertically aligned CNT product via a continuous industrial process,

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Cytec Gearing up for Automotive Expansion

Cytec Industrial Materials is sending a strong signal to the automotive and composites industries on Dec. 3 with the opening of a new Application Centre in Heanor

Cytec Industrial Materials

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New Low-Cost, High-Temp Resins

Cornerstone Research Group Inc. specializes in non-metallic materials and manufacturing research & development for both government and commercial organizations.

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Researchers develop lignin-based carbon fiber

The Swedish research institutes Innventia and Swerea SICOMP see potential for its usage in cars.

Composite laminate

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Carbon Fiber conference adds presentation on “democratization” of carbon fiber

DowAksa USA’s Eric Coleman will discuss the need to evolve the carbon fiber industry toward high-volume applications.

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Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the month, October, 2015

Week of October 6: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Huntsman, Magnolia Advanced Materials, Saint-Gobain ADFORS, Park Electrochemical, and Composites One.

Week of October 13: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Vista Outdoor, Altair, Masterworks, JPS Composite Materials and Lucintel.

Week of October 20: Aerospace-related job opportunities at The David H. Sutherland & Co. Inc., Soul Composites, Cobham Composite Products, Toray Composites (America) Inc., and Cytec Aerospace Materials.

Week of October 27: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Plasan Carbon Composites, Composite Reycling Technology Center, Barrday Composite Solutions, Cytec Aerospace Materials, and The Composites Alliance of Rhode Island.


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