This Week in Carbon Fiber – March 13th, 2013

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CFG Updates

Carbon Fiber Desk Accessories

Last week we announced the Edelberg Sloop pen, and today we bring on a couple more Edelberg items in the form of desk accessories.  100% made in Italy, these two new items are the perfect accessory for the carbon fiber lover that wants to retain a modern office aesthetic.  First is the office tray to hold all sorts of random desk objects:

Edelberg carbon fiber office tray

Second up is the matching pen cup:

Edelberg carbon fiber pen cup

These are of course considered high-end pieces, but we do have some related products in case you’re balling on a budget.   For example this desk valet made from a Formula 1 part or this valet tray.  Browse our full collection of carbon fiber office accessories here to outfit your entire desk.

Improved Product Review System

We’ve totally revamped our product review system to make it way easier to read and post reviews.  On the product page you’ll find a new reviews tab which will allow you to read or write a review.  For newer reviews, you’ll be able to see if it was written by a verified buyer to make sure the information is accurate and trustworthy.  We’ll be doing giveaways in the near future for anybody that has posted a real review, so stay tuned.  We always appreciate any product feedback as it helps us make sure that what we are selling is stuff that you guys like.  If you’ve ever purchased anything from us, feel free to head to its product page and post a review about it.

Industry News

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:

GE Aviation delivers first production wing components for Airbus A350 XWB

GE Aviation manufactured at its Hamble-le-Rice, U.K. plant, structural composites for the fixed trailing edge package on the A350 XWB.

The A350 is the first Airbus with both the fuselage and wing structures made primarily of CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic). The XWB is the extra wide body version.

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First joint ACMA/SAMPE show set for Orlando

SAMPE, the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, and ACMA, the American Composites Manufacturers Association join together.  Joint conference and exhibition will be held Oct. 14-16, 2014, in Orlando, Fla.

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Rowing and motorsports equipment icons team to custom-design racing shells

Resolute Racing Shells’ (Bristol, R.I.) new partner, Crawford High Performance Composites (Denver, N.C.), is expected to bring its proprietary aerospace composite technology to bear in the fabrication of stiffer, more durable world-class rowing shells.

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First production A400M completes maiden flight

Airbus Military’s first production A400M military airlifter, designated MSN7, completed a maiden flight of almost 6 hours on March 6 over Seville, Spain.

The A400M has mostly CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic)  wings.

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ENGEL places two injection molding machines at BMW plant

BMW has taken delivery of two ENGEL injection molding machines, one 4,000 tonnes and the other 2.700 tonnes, for the molding of composite body shells.

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Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the week, March 12, 2013

Aerospace job opportunities at Aurora Flight Sciences, Cytec Industries, Hexcel, Boeing and ITT Exelis.

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