Composites Manufacturing Industry Digest

Mart 10, 2020

Composites Manufacturing dergisinin 9 Mart 2020 tarihli sanayi özeti aşağıda yer almaktadır.

March 9, 2020
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  3. Omahu Powercat Yacht Constructed of Composite Panels for “Space, Pace and Grace”


The European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter sent back its first measurements from space, confirming the successful deployment of the carbon fiber titanium boom.



Spirit AeroSystems will manufacture spoilers for the Airbus A320 family at its newly opened composite manufacturing facility in Prestwick, Scotland.

Marshall Advanced Composites signed a contract with Lockheed Martin to manufacture and supply cockpit trim panels for its C-130J Super Hercules airlifter for the next five years.


Solvay introduced CYCOM® EP2750, enabling high rate and cost-effective manufacturing of aerospace structural parts with advanced continuous fiber prepreg materials in compression molding processing technology.

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation completed its maiden flight with the first Pratt & Whitney GTF™ PW1200G engine assembled in Japan. The flight was completed at the company’s Flight Test Center in Moses Lake, Washington.

The Polyplastics Group introduced DURANEX® PBT CG7030, a 30% glass-filled polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) grade which provides improved tracking resistance for a range of high-voltage automotive components such as those in electric vehicles.


BÜFA distribution companies will also offer the AOC Aliancys portfolio as well as all BÜFA specialties and selected merchandise in Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland, Great Britain and Ireland.

FiberCore and Orenco Composites have signed an agreement to license the application of the InfraCore® technology in the USA.


nTopology entered into an agreement with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to advance the capabilities of additive manufacturing through integrated software toolkits and embed ORNL expertise into nTop software, with plans to make these capabilities available commercially to the broader advanced manufacturing market.

SAERTEX plans to invest more than $20 million in a new manufacturing and warehouse facility near its current location in Huntersville, North Carolina. 

The UK’s National Composites Centre opened an additional research and development lab with both lab and factory space to focus on the digital future of composites manufacturing.

9T Labs and ANSYS have developed a joint workflow aiming to help engineers to create 3D composite designs while decreasing component weight and material waste to reduce costs.



The United States has over 2 million residential, commercial and utility based solar installations that, in a single year, produce enough electricity to power over 13.5 million American homes. Solar is the fastest growing source of electricity in the world and going solar offers many advantages.


NASA and OceanGate entered into an agreement to collaborate on the development, manufacturing and testing of new carbon fiber pressure vessels for deep sea exploration, bringing space technology to Earth.


Albany Engineered Composites received a contract with Lockheed Martin to manufacture composite wing skins for the F-35A (CTOL variant) of the Lightning II fighter jet.



Porcher industries is launching a new generation of intelligent composite textiles that can integrate functions such as illumination of certain zones, temperature measurement or detection of a remote presence into the fiber.

Sports & Rec:

University / R&D:

The University of Bristol developed LayupRITE 101, an augmented reality technology that assists in increasing accuracy of the hand lay-up manufacturing process.


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