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:
3D-printed composites tool receives Guinness World Records title
The tool will be used to secure the Boeing 777x jet’s composite wing skin for drilling and machining before assembly.
Ingersoll Machine Tools, ORNL to develop very large 3D printing system
The Wide and High Additive Manufacturing (WHAM) will target a laydown rate of 1,000 lb/hr on a build envelope of 23 by 10 by 46 ft.
New research claims to improve design and synthesis of carbon fiber precursor polymers
This research has led to the synthesis of nearly 10 precursor polymers with high molecular weight and uniform order and distribution of co-monomers.
ELG Carbon Fibre’s new nonwoven line manufactures 2.7m wide recycled carbon mats
The company believes the materials will appeal to OEMs in the transportation sector seeking cost effective alternatives to virgin carbon fiber for vehicle lightweighting.
SGL Group unveils carbon fiber precursor line in Portugal
The precursor from Portugal is being used for the production of the company’s new generation of industrial SIGRAFIL carbon fibers in Moses Lake, Wash. and Muir of Ord, Scotland.
Composite Recycling Technology Center receives $1.73 million state grant
The grant will be used to purchase and install equipment to recycle carbon fiber scrap from the aerospace industry into value-added products.
NTPT thin ply carbon fiber picked for space telescope
The 20m diameter Thin Aperture Light Collector (TALC) space telescope will feature significantly improved sensitivity and resolution.
Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the month, September 2016
Week of September 7: Aerospace-related job opportunities at ACP Composites, CEO Inc., UTC Aerospace Systems and Alcoa.
Week of September 13: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Hexcel, AAR, Toray Composites (America) Inc., TenCate and Connora.
Week of September 20: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Vantage Composites & Thermoforming, Park Aerospace Technologies Corp., UTC Aerospace Systems, Washington State University and AAR.
Week of September 27: Aerospace-related job opportunities at The R.J. Marshall Co., AIJ Executive Search, KIHOMAC, Hexcel and Toray Composites (America) Inc