Aperto il bando del Concorso Assocompositi!

Assocompositi bandisce un concorso nazionale dedicato in modo esplicito e diretto a sviluppare ed approfondire tematiche connesse al settore dei materiali compositi fibrorinforzati. Compositi Magazine, network ufficiale di comunicazione di Assocompositi, pubblicherà sulla rivista un estratto dei progetti premiati e Assocompositi coinvolgerà i propri Soci industriali per fornire un supporto all’eventuale sviluppo del progetto

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Bio-based semi-finished SMC products

Successful development of a lightweight thermoset based on renewable and regional raw materials. This article – published in the March issue of Compositi Magazine – talks about plastics for a green future.

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Deployable habitat for a future lunar outpost

The realization of a human settlement on the Moon is the main purpose of most future space missions. Despite it represents a fundamental and necessary step for this scope, the lunar environment, and high mission cost do not make this challenge easy. This article – published in the March issue of Compositi Magazine – tries to solve the previously mentioned problem, showing the preliminary design of a lightweight and deployable habitat able to ensure long-duration missions on the lunar surface.

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BMW patents frame with screw-in composite reinforcements

The chassis patented by BMW is similar to that of the supersport S1000RR. The innovation lies in the composition of composite panels from different materials (carbon fiber, aramid and synthetic composite) that are screwed to the structure to change the resistance

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The biennial agreement Unibo Motorsport and the Ducati Foundation was renewed

The biennial agreement was renewed between the racing team of the university, Unibo Motorsport, and the Ducati Foundation. thanks to the sponsorship and technical support of Ducati, strengthens the partnership that allows the team of the University of Bologna to give students innovative training courses and to carry on the Unibo Motostudent project on the track, in international races, with an electric motorbike designed by the students

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Composite sole for MTB

The Italian compounder Xenia Materials has collaborated with Vittoria Cycling Shoe to develop a thermoplastic composite sole reinforced with carbon fiber (Xecarb 1-C30) for mountain bike shoes (MTB) Nox, also adopted by the world champion of MTB Marathon, Leo Páez.

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A hydrogen power plant (composite) for the garden

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

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Revolutionary all-composite helicopter wheel

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.

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Carbon-Fiber Campers suitable for the source vehicle

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

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Nuovi materiali compositi per scarpe sportive che corrono nel futuro

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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.

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