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 •  February 19

Advancing its track record as a leader in applied additive technology solutions, Stratasys (Minneapolis, MN, US) announced on February 14 that the company has teamed with USA Luge to inject additive manufacturing into its quest for gold in Pyeongchang, South Korea this month. Harnessing the power of Stratasys Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D...

Composites World

 •  February 15

LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, and A. Schulman Inc., a leading global supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, composites and powders, announced Feb. 15 that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which LyondellBasell will acquire A. Schulman for a total consideration...

Composites World

 •  February 15

Lightweight structures are on the rise both in aircraft and automotive manufacturing. So far, it has only been possible to mass-produce these components at great cost. The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has granted COPRO Technology GmbH the license for a new, economical manufacturing technology. By doing...

Composites World

 •  February 12

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) reports that the agenda is set for its 2018 Thermoset Topcon conference, Feb. 20-21 at the Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis, IN, US. Presentations this year focus on sheet molding compound (SMC), snap-cure resins, natural fiber composites, reaction injection molding (RIM), long fiber injection molding, resins...

Composites World

 •  January 31

SGL Group (Wiesbaden, Germany) is a leading manufacturer worldwide of products and materials made from carbon focusing on the megatrends of mobility, energy and digitization. The company’s extensive product portfolio ranges from carbon and graphite products and carbon fiber to composite parts. Over the past two years it has made a series of...

Composites World

 •  January 29

Core Molding Technologies, Inc. (Columbus, OH, US), a North American compounder of custom sheet molding compound and molder of fiberglass-reinforced plastics, announced Jan. 16 it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Horizon Plastics International Inc. (Cobourg, ON, Canada). Founded in 1972, HPI is a custom low-pressure structural...

Composites World

 •  January 29

Multi-material, multi-vehicle chassis struts Engineers from Daimler AG’s R&D organization and Mercedes-AMG’s performance car division jointly developed hybrid composite strut bars that have replaced conventional steel underbody chassis struts, resulting in a number of benefits. The application was first used on the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black...

Composites World

 •  January 29

From early work building carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) drones, Orbital Composites CEO Cole Nielsen wanted a better, faster means of manufacturing. Based in Silicon Valley, it’s not surprising that he and fellow employees opted for a different approach. “It took over a year just to identify the right questions,” says Nielsen. From there,...

Composites World

 •  January 29

Thermoplastic tape: The once and future aeromaterial? Thermoplastic tape, here, shown as it is wound onto a spool following prepregging, enjoyed use in composites manufacturing, notably in military aircraft applications, back in the 1970s and 1980s. But a subsequent lull in their application delayed material development, putting them behind...

Composites World

 •  January 26

CCP Gransden (Belfast, Northern Ireland) has been in the Advanced Engineering sector for over a century. Forty of those years have been specifically in the manufacture of advanced composites, beginning with large glass fiber-reinforced structures (2-3m diameter) for harsh environments. In 2012, the company identified opportunities for growth...