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Innovations, News

Self Healing Composites now a Possibility

Researchers from the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology have created a 3D vascular system that allows high-performance composite materials like fibreglass to heal autonomously, and repeatedly. Internal damage in fibre-reinforced composite materials is sometimes very difficult to detect and nearly impossible to ...

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Automotive, Featured, News

The 3D Printed Car Inspired by Turtles

German automotive company EDAG unveiled a glimpse of what the next automotive manufacturing revolution might look like with the Genesis. EDAG’s new concept which has gone on show in Geneva will only be made possible by using ‘additive manufacturing’ or large scale 3D printing. ...

Bicycles, Featured, Showcase

Lotus C-01 Motorcycle

Following two years of planning Lotus has announce their entrance into the motorcycle arena with the stunning C-01 The C-01 is the result of a collaboration with Lotus, auto racing team Kodewa and the Holzer group along with designer Daniel Simon. The bike is ...

Composites @ CES2014
Featured, Showcase

Composites at CES 2014

The International CES show is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Held in Las Vegas every year, it has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global ...

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Domestic, Showcase

Peugeot Design Labs Create Seat from Volcanic Rock & Carbon Fibre

About to be unveiled at this years Milan design week the Peugeot design lab have announced the Onyx Sofa, a 3 metre long seat made from a combination of volcanic lava stone and carbon fibre. Due to its resistance to freezing and other chemical ...

Business News

AGY and Taishan Begin Production of New Glassfibre0

AGY and Taishan Begin Production of New Glassfibre

AGY has announced the start of production of a new glassfibre in conjunction with Taishan. The material which was developed by AGY, will be produced by Taishan Fiberglass to fill the cost and performance gap between traditional ...

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Marine

Boeing & Team Oracle to Recycle Largest ever Carbon Fibre Structure0

Boeing & Team Oracle to Recycle Largest ever Carbon Fibre Structure

Boeing and Oracle Team USA, winners of the 34th America’s Cup, are collaborating to recycle over 3 tonnes of carbon fibre from the USA-71, a yacht built for the America’s Cup campaign in 2003. The hull and ...

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Automotive

Audi Introduces New Lightweight Composite Springs0

Audi Introduces New Lightweight Composite Springs

Before the end of the year, Audi will be replacing the standard steel suspension springs with new lightweight versions made of glass fibre-reinforced polymer composite materials in its upper mid-sized models. The new spring, which Audi developed ...

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Innovations

Researchers Create New, Stronger Plant-Based Carbon Fibre0

Researchers Create New, Stronger Plant-Based Carbon Fibre

Researchers at the University of North Texas have created a new carbon fibre from plants that can replace the normal petroleum based products The new patent-pending carbon fibre is made from C-lignin, a linear polymer that was ...

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Aerospace

Northrop Grumman & ATK Complete James Webb Backplane Testing0

Northrop Grumman & ATK Complete James Webb Backplane Testing

Northrop Grumman and its partner ATK have completed static testing of the primary mirror backplane support structure (PMBSS) for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope The static testing demonstrates that the backplane has the structural integrity to withstand ...

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Green Composites

European Union Invests Heavily in Bio-Based Renewables0

European Union Invests Heavily in Bio-Based Renewables

The European Union along with industry leaders have launched a new European joint venture to trigger investment and create a competitive market for bio-based products and materials sourced and manufactured in the EU. €3.7 billion will be ...

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Composites Showcase

Composites TV

Boeing & Lotus Working on New Composite 3D Printing Method0

Boeing & Lotus Working on New Composite 3D Printing Method

Boeing Research & Technology has been working in partnership with the Lotus F1 team since 2005 to improve the cycle time, cost, quality and performance of current aerospace products. In this new video Brett Lyons, Material and Process Engineer at Boeing explains how the two companies

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Inside the Composites Department of Nissan's V8 Race Team0

Inside the Composites Department of Nissan’s V8 Race Team

The Nissan Nismo Insider takes you into the heart of Nissan Motorsports’ V8 Supercars race team. In this quick episode, host Elysia Kelly gives you a sneak peek inside the composites department

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Stuttgart University Showcase New Carbon Composite Pavilion0

Stuttgart University Showcase New Carbon Composite Pavilion

The Institute for Computational Design and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design of the University of Stuttgart have constructed another bionic research pavilion. The new project is part of a successful series of research pavilions which showcase the potential of novel design, simulation and fabrication

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Ex Beats Designer Tries His Hand at Making Surfboards0

Ex Beats Designer Tries His Hand at Making Surfboards

Ammunition, the firm launched by ex Apple and Beats designer Robert Brunner in collaboration with Oregon based surfboard builder Jason Tilley have created a new collection of surfboards for the travel brand Octovo. The series features five individual board shapes, each made from timber locally sourced from

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BLOODHOUND SSC Lifts the Lid on Its Carbon Fibre Cockpit0

BLOODHOUND SSC Lifts the Lid on Its Carbon Fibre Cockpit

The state-of-the-art cockpit of the Bloodhound SSC have been unveiled as Andy Green and the team continue preparations to break the land speed record in the South African deserts next year. Hand crafted using five different types of carbon fibre weave and two different resins, the carbon

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Scientists Use New Resin Inks and 3D Printing to Create Lightweight Composites0

Scientists Use New Resin Inks and 3D Printing to Create Lightweight Composites

Using a mix of fibre-reinforced epoxy-based thermosetting resins and 3D extrusion printing techniques, scientists at Harvard and the Wyss Institute have developed cellular composite materials of unprecedented light weight and stiffness. Until now, 3D printing has been developed for thermo plastics and UV-curable resins—materials that are not

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Popular Videos

Inside the McLaren Technology Centre454

Inside the McLaren Technology Centre

The McLaren Technology Centre and the new McLaren Production Centre. The headquarters for one of the most successful Formula One racing teams, the Woking facility

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What An F1 Car Looks Like Cut in Half357

What An F1 Car Looks Like Cut in Half

For the last two years the Sauber F1 Team mechanics have been using their downtime to slice a Formula One racing car lengthwise down the

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