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Potential with liquid lay-down
Satellite dishes are the latest end products being proposed for nonwovens based on recycled carbon fibre composites ? employing the same technology that is used to make various components for the BMW i Series electric vehicle programmes.
More CNG storage, less weight
The German Aerospace Center (DLR), working with the? Helmholtz Association, has developed a new composite winding technology to produce the first ever fully manufactured modular and free shapeable high-pressure CNG storage vessel which? offers 30% more available volume.
Bobbin to preform with PvP
Teijin company Toho Tenax has released further details of its new process for the production of highly efficient thermoset carbon fibre composites it is calling Tenax Part via Preform (PvP).
Composite first for the Audi 6
The Audi 6 now features an infotainment carrier of hybrid design, made from a continuous fibre-reinforced polyamide composite and a polyamide 6 overmoulding material.
Chomorat raises the roof
Chomarat has developed a carbon fibre composite roof panel for the Roadster made by Germany?s Roding Automobile.
A 3D-printed carbon fibre first
An average car has over 20,000 parts. The new 3D-printed Strati ? printed by Local Motors during the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago last week ? has just 40.
Rapid scale-up of Teijin technology
Sereebo ? a rather fanciful acronym for 'Save the Earth, Revolutionary and Evolutionary Carbon' ? is the brand name of the new technology Teijin is bringing closer to commercial use in the high-volume production of carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRP) composites.
Formula 1 upgrade for the London Bus
Carbon-fibre composite electric flywheel systems are to be fitted on the next 500 buses to be supplied to the London transport provider Go-Ahead, in a bid to reduce the city?s emissions.
Less weight and noise with Zytel
An oil sump moulded from composites of DuPont Zytel nylon resin reinforced with glass fibre is helping Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer Scania meet new challenges in respect of noise, emissions and weight.
Mitsubishi acquires CFRP manufacturer
Car manufacturer Mitsubishi Rayon has agreed to purchase part of Wethje Holding, a German company which manufactures carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP), in a move to keep up with its industry competitors.
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