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New Polymer Curing Process from Illinois Researchers Could Drastically Reduce Costs
New Polymer Curing Process from Illinois Researchers Could Drastically Reduce Costs
Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new polymer curing process that could drastically reduce the cost, time and energy needed to manufacture FRP.�The researchers findings indicate that the new polymerization process uses 10 order...
Magna International and Ford Develop Composite Subframe Reducing Weight by 34 Percent
Magna International and Ford Develop Composite Subframe Reducing Weight by 34 Percent
As part of a collaborative R&D project with Ford Motor Company, Magna International has developed a prototype carbon fiber composite subframe that reduces mass by 34 percent compared to making a stamped steel equivalent. The purpose of the research was...
Volvo to Adopt More Lightweight Composites from Henkel for Leaf Springs
Volvo to Adopt More Lightweight Composites from Henkel for Leaf Springs
According to a news release from Henkel, Volvo is adopting high performance, lightweight composite transverse leaf springs for more models following the company�s successful introduction several months ago on its premium crossover SUV, the XC90. Volvo ...
Scaled Composites Completes Test of Stratolaunch, the World�s Largest Composite Aircraft
Scaled Composites Completes Test of Stratolaunch, the World�s Largest Composite Aircraft
Mojave, Calif.-based Scaled Composites announced that its Stratolaunch aircraft was towed outside for the first time to begin its ground test phase. The concept of the plane was a product of combined innovation from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and ...
Composites Featured Prominently at 2018 North American International Auto Show
Composites Featured Prominently at 2018 North American International Auto Show
For composite manufacturers and suppliers to the automotive industry, the annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit is the Holy Grail. This year, there has been no shortage of composites innovation on the show floor, as many models on di...
KalamSat, The World�s Lightest Satellite Will Show how CFRP Performs in Space
KalamSat, The World�s Lightest Satellite Will Show how CFRP Performs in Space
Rifath Sharook, an 18-year-old from India, has made a 3-D printed satellite that weighs just 2.25 ounces and is lighter than an iPhone. The satellite, dubbed KalamSat, was named after the former Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.