La collaborazione tra Covestro e Anta Sports (azienda che raggruppa prestigiosi marchi di sportswear) ha dato vita a una nuova scarpa da basket testata dall’all-star NBA Klay Thompson. Le sneakers sono disegnate per lo sport ma dalla metà degli anni ’80 sono entrate prepotentemente nella vita di tutti i giorni.
The U.S. Department of Energy Water Power Technologies Office’s Water Power Laboratory Seedling Program has assigned $75,000 in funding to NREL and Montana State University to enable research, development, and testing of emerging technologies to advance marine energy. The researchers implemented a new approach for the renewable energy industry by additively manufacturing internal molds designed to become a permanent part of the final load-bearing structure.
Sabic launches a flame retardant compound and reinforced with carbon fibers with a reduced carbon footprint thanks to biological raw materials and recycled material. The LNP THERMOCOMP DC0041PE-7M1D145W compound offers customers a new sustainable option for demanding applications in electrical/electronics, healthcare and other key industries.
Il corso di perfezionamento in “Ingegneria dei Materiali Compositi” organizzato dall’Università Politecnica delle Marche giunge alla terza edizione. Il corso, che avrà una durata di 120 ore e conferirà 12 CFU, si propone di fornire le nozioni necessarie per affrontare tutti gli aspetti inerenti il mondo dei compositi, partendo dalle fasi costituenti i compositi fino alla caratterizzazione del componente finito.
University of Tennessee and Luna Innovations joined a partnership to replace a damaged decades-old concrete crossing in Morgan County (Tennessee) considered structurally deficient and outdated. A new high-tech bridge has been planned in north-central Tennessee equipped with a fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite material structure.
Bcomp, Swiss sustainable lightweighting specialist, will provide its natural fiber composite solutions for the nine cars Spark Odyssey all-electric SUVs competing in the inaugural season of the Extreme E Championship. This is an FIA-sanctioned international off-road racing series that seeks to highlight the impact of climate change while promoting sustainability and the adoption of electric vehicles.
Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, have created a structural battery that achieves ten times better performance than all previous versions. It is made of carbon fiber which at the same time plays the role of electrode, conductor, and carrier material. The latest research paves the way for essentially no-mass energy storage in vehicles and other technologies.
In California two innovators – Palari Group and Mighty Buildings – are working together to build a community of 3D printed zero-net energy homes with a 100% polymer composite panel. The panel is 3D printed and it is complete with structure, insulation, MEP integration, air/moisture/fire barrier & interior/exterior finishes.
Mikrosam has completed the installation of its latest custom-made prepreg tape slitting and tow-rewinding machine at the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University.
GKN Aerospace is leading a new UK industry consortium called ASCEND to develop and accelerate composite material and process technologies for the next generation of energy-efficient aircraft and future mobility. The collaboration with other 13 partners will strengthen the UK’s position as a technology leader in future lightweight structures and help to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions in the aerospace and automotive industry.