Leavine Family Racing chooses MarketBot 3D printer

Leavine Family Racing, has selected the MakerBot METHOD X 3D printing system to produce a number of car parts. MarketBot has been chosen for its broad portfolio of advanced materials and thermoplastics available for both rapid prototyping and final parts. METHOD has been chosen for its capacity to print at high temperatures.

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Joint venture in composites for oil & gas

Saudi Aramco and energy technology firm Baker Hughes have announced the formation of a 50/50 joint venture to develop and commercialize new systems for the petroleum industry based on non-metallic materials. The new company will be called Novel Non-Metallic Solutions Manufacturing (Novel). The new facility will produce non-metallic pipelines, including reinforced thermoplastic pipes (RTP), from composite materials.

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The world’s first flying car with composites

The PAL-V Liberty is officially the world’s first flying car to be street legal! The flying car recently passed the European road admission tests. The PAL-V’s hybrid composite chassis is made of carbon fiber body composites.

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New MOF-Based material stores energy for a long time

Lancaster University researchers have discovered how to create a composite material capable of capturing thermal energy from the sun and storing it for long periods. Implementation of these materials could allow researchers to find other smart and innovative solutions.

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Sicomin GreenPoxy® 33 for Sonntag Custom Carbon Windsurf Fins

Sicomin’s GreenPoxy® 33 bio-based epoxy resin, a clear system formulated especially for compression molding techniques, was used to make carbon fiber windsurf fins. The collaboration with Sonnatg Fins made it possible to create a customized product that combines speed, fatigue performance and sustainability.

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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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