According to data from the German Environment Agency, private households currently are responsible for about a quarter of Germany’s energy consumption in total. A good half of this energy is obtained from natural gas and crude oil. Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP team is busy looking at how to store this valuable gas. To this end, they are producing new types of hydrogen tanks made of fiber-reinforced composites
Carbon ThreeSixty, Leonardo, and the National Composites Centre have joined forces for a new project co-funded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, to develop a revolutionary all-composite helicopter wheel. The new NATEP project has the aim to design, develop and manufacture an ultra-low mass, robust, proof-of-concept carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) wheel for rotary-wing aircraft.
The Badger camper is a new line of campers offered by GEO-cab that installs directly to the source vehicle, even a smaller truck or SUV. Thanks to carbon fiber construction inside and out, the Badger is at the same time lightweight and strong, and don’t add a significant amount of mass to their donor vehicles
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.