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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

Boeing to Expand Its St. Louis Composites Facility0

Boeing to Expand Its St. Louis Composites Facility

Boeing has announced that the new parts for the 777X would be made at the companies St Louis, bringing back work that is currently being performed overseas. The design for major composite parts of the wing and ...

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Marine

New Composite Sail Could One Day Be Used to Power Ferries0

New Composite Sail Could One Day Be Used to Power Ferries

Wind+Wing Technologies has partnered with Photon Composites to develop a greener vessel to replace the current diesel guzzling ferries that run across San Francisco Bay. The demonstration vessel the team made is a 42-foot trimaran equipped with ...

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Automotive

Lamborghini Is First Automaker Certified for Carbon Fibre Repairs0

Lamborghini Is First Automaker Certified for Carbon Fibre Repairs

Italian super car maker Lamborghini has received certification from TÜV for its carbon fibre car repair service over the entire product range. The company manages the entire carbon fibre composite processes in-house, from simulation to design, ...

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Innovations

Researchers Create Programmable Carbon Fibre0

Researchers Create Programmable Carbon Fibre

The team of researchers at MIT have been 3D printing materials that morph into pre-programmable shapes with the introduction of heat or water. These new materials include self-transforming carbon fibre, printed wooden grain, custom textile composites ...

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Aerospace

Airbus A350 XWB Gets the Thumbs up to Fly11

Airbus A350 XWB Gets the Thumbs up to Fly

The EASA A350–900 Type Certificate was signed was handed over to Airbus’ Executive Vice President Engineering, Charles Champion and Airbus’ A350 XWB Chief Engineer, Gordon McConnell. Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO said; Receiving the A350–900 Type Certification ...

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Green Composites

Watch Lake Constance Make a Canoe from Flax Fibre0

Watch Lake Constance Make a Canoe from Flax Fibre

The Felicity is a 13’ solo canoe designed for both freestyle and touring, despite the boats short length the makers say it paddles well and is very easy to manoeuvre. Lake Constance build the canoes in-house, in ...

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Composites Showcase

Composites TV

The Kawasaki Ninja H2R Is a 300 HP Carbon Fibre Rocket0

The Kawasaki Ninja H2R Is a 300 HP Carbon Fibre Rocket

The new 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2 is a supercharged supersport class motorbike and features a 998 cc inline-four engine with supercharger, Kawasaki says will generate 300hp, around 50% more power than its nearest rival and could be in serious contention to beat the world speed record

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Airbus A350 XWB Gets the Thumbs up to Fly11

Airbus A350 XWB Gets the Thumbs up to Fly

The EASA A350–900 Type Certificate was signed was handed over to Airbus’ Executive Vice President Engineering, Charles Champion and Airbus’ A350 XWB Chief Engineer, Gordon McConnell. Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO said; Receiving the A350–900 Type Certification from EASA is a great achievement for Airbus and for

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A Carbon Fibre Surfboard with a Difference0

A Carbon Fibre Surfboard with a Difference

Earlier in the Summer, a group of AECOM designers were asked to design and fabricate a custom surfboard for auction and display at the annual A+D Architecture and Design Museum Celebrate Gala and this is what they came up with. As you can see from the video

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Students Play Gig with 3D-Printed Instruments0

Students Play Gig with 3D-Printed Instruments

The professor has been involved with many 3D printing projects since the mid 90’s decided to start creating these 3D instruments around 2 years ago. The technology has allowed him to create really intricate shapes which would be impossible to make in any other way. Although the

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Watch Lake Constance Make a Canoe from Flax Fibre0

Watch Lake Constance Make a Canoe from Flax Fibre

The Felicity is a 13’ solo canoe designed for both freestyle and touring, despite the boats short length the makers say it paddles well and is very easy to manoeuvre. Lake Constance build the canoes in-house, in a vacuum infused all-natural-fibre construction, the integrated gunwales are made

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New Composite Sail Could One Day Be Used to Power Ferries0

New Composite Sail Could One Day Be Used to Power Ferries

Wind+Wing Technologies has partnered with Photon Composites to develop a greener vessel to replace the current diesel guzzling ferries that run across San Francisco Bay. The demonstration vessel the team made is a 42-foot trimaran equipped with a computerised wing that has been specially designed to harness

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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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