Altair presents Altair Material Data Center

Altair launches a modern, comprehensive and high-fidelity database of simulation materials. The database includes thousands of high quality materials including polymers, metals and composites, directly linked to Altair and other well-known solvers.

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AVK Market Report 2020: Market developments, trends, outlooks and challenges

The GRP market report is now available!

In 2020, the European GRP market is now experiencing the sharpest slump since the economic and financial crisis of 2008/2009 due to the corona pandemic. Production volume has fallen by 12.7% to 996,000 tonnes. The greatest losses are in the transport sector. Germany remains the largest manufacturer of GRP with 207,000 tonnes.

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Set won in the field of composites

Rackets made with advanced materials that meet the needs of all players, from amateurs to professionals. They are in fact handmade and made on the precise specification of the player. Fabrizi Tennis frames are produced, painted and assembled in Italy following the most advanced technological standards and processes in the use of advanced composite materials.

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Alpha rocket, the world’s largest all-carbon-fiber

Alpha rocket, produced by the house Firefly Aerospace, will be upgraded using the automatic carbon fiber spreading process. The new automated rocket manufacturing sites will create several advantages, such as reduced composite material waste, manpower, construction time, structure weight, and overall costs.

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“Altair Enlighten Award” for Marelli

Marelli was awarded by Altair, a company specializing in technology, and by the Center for Automotive Research, with the Enlighten Award 2020, for having designed an Advanced Sheet Compression Molded Suspension Steering Knuckle.

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Pagani Huayra Roadster: last example produced

Pagani Automobili has created the 100th model of the family that shuts down production of the limited series of the Pagani Huayra Roadster. The latest Huayra Roadster is a jewel made of carbon fiber and many details that make it the most unique piece of all.

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A four-way partnership for BMW

LyondellBasell, Rehau, TU Chemnitz and Eschmann Textures have developed a bumper component for BMW that combines lightness and surface quality.

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Natural-fiber composites: a barrier for moisture

Composites made of natural fibers are lighter than glass fiber and more environmentally friendly, but their sensitivity to moisture and the weak bond with the polymer matrices may hinder their opportunities for growth.

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