100% Solid Carbon Fiber Belt Buckle
We’ve wanted this for a long time, and finally it’s here. This belt from German luxury maker, Koch, features a buckle that is made from 100% solid carbon fiber. That means it’s invisible to metal detectors, so keep it on at the airport! Not to mention it looks stunning.
We’ve partnered with the folks at Composites World to bring you weekly updates in the more technical world of carbon fiber. Here’s what’s new this week:
Boeing begins 787 battery improvements following FAA OK to return to service
Following the grounding of the 787 fleet in January in the wake of two onboard battery fires, Boeing has devised improvements to the system and received approval to start returning planes to service.
Plasticomp installs new LFT compounding line
The new long-fiber thermoplastics compounding equipment will increase production capacity by 5 million lb (22.68 metric tonnes) at the company’s Winona, Minn. headquarters.
San Diego Composites certified as an FAA test site
The San Diego, Calif.-based firm is now performing testing on composite fittings for the aerospace industry, in conformity with U.S. Federal Aviation Admin.
Harper announces carbon fiber R&D workshop
The free event aims to connect peers in the carbon fiber research space to network and share insights on material and process technology.
Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the week, April 24, 2013
Aerospace job opportunities at Spintech Ventures, Amtech LLC, Hexcel, PinPoint and Boeing.