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:
Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling’s open house unveils ambitious aspirations
The Colorado-based startup’s solvolysis-based fiber reclamation process is poised to move into pilot production in partnership with the Colorado School of Mines.
CFRP rotors empower new EnWheel energy storage systems
Germany-based STORNETIC’s EnWheel flywheel energy storage system features large carbon fiber flywheels that rotate at speeds up to 45,000 rpm.
Quickstep F-35 production exceeds 100 parts/month
Australia-based Quickstep makes doors, panels, skins and other composite parts for the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet.
North Thin Ply Technology launches new composite tube manufacturing process
The new TPT Golf shafts is the first application manufactured using NTPT’s new composite tube manufacturing process.
PolyOne’s carbon fiber underbody brace used for C7 Chevrolet Corvette
Advanced composite underbody braces (available as a performance upgrade for all C7 Corvettes) reportedly reduce weight and increase flexural stiffness versus aluminum.
3D-printed, autoclave-capable mold, in-person
Drs. Ahmed Hassen and Vlastamil Kunc, who fabricated the first autoclavable thermoplastic composite mold using a large-format 3D printer, will give a presentation at Carbon Fiber 2016, Nov. 9-11 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Nuna8 solar-powered composites race car wins South Africa race
The Nuna8 car, featuring resins from Aliancys and built using its composite technology, traveled from Pretoria to Cape Town entirely on solar power.
Hexcel carbon multiaxials used for Zenos E10 chassis
The engineered carbon fiber multiaxial fabrics ensure that the sports car’s floor structure can withstand high seat belt pull-out loads in the event of a crash.
Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the month, October 2016
Week of October 4: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Applied Cavitation, Wipaire, AAR and The University of Delaware.
Week of October 11: Aerospace-related job opportunities from Hexcel, UTC Aerospace Systems, AAR Composites, Alcoa and more.
Week of October 18: Aerospace-related job opportunities from ACPT, AIJ Executive Search, AAR, UTC Aerospace Systems and Toray Composites (America) Inc.
Week of October 25: Aerospace-related job opportunities from The R.J. Marshall Co., Rubbercraft, Hexcel, UTC Aerospace Systems and CEO Inc