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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

Exelis Secures New Airbus A380 Composites Contract0

Exelis Secures New Airbus A380 Composites Contract

Exelis has been chosen by Airbus to supply composite floor beam struts for the A380 aircraft. The multimillion dollar contract runs through 2023 and marks the first award on the recently announced Exelis STaR (Struts, Tubes ...

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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 at Yale Create Cancer Fighting Nano Composites0

Researchers at Yale Create Cancer Fighting Nano Composites

Scientists at Yale University have developed a novel cancer treatment that rapidly grows and enhances a patient’s immune cells outside the body using carbon nanotube-polymer composites The scientists used bundled carbon nanotubes to incubate a type of ...

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Aerospace

SNC and Lockheed Unveil First Dream Chaser Composite Structure0

SNC and Lockheed Unveil First Dream Chaser Composite Structure

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems and Lockheed Martin has unveiled the Dream Chaser orbital spacecraft composite airframe. Earlier in the year Lockheed began fabrication of the Dream Chaser orbital spacecraft structure at NASA’s Michoud facility in ...

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Green Composites

DOE Announces Funding to Advance Renewable Carbon Fibre0

DOE Announces Funding to Advance Renewable Carbon Fibre

The Energy Department has announced up to $11.3 million in funding for two projects that aim to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fibre material from renewable, non-food-based feedstocks. The two projects seek to demonstrate new ...

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Composites Showcase

Composites TV

Carbon Fibre Craft Could Make Space Travel More Efficient0

Carbon Fibre Craft Could Make Space Travel More Efficient

Traveling further and faster than ever before into our universe might just be made possible thanks to a new carbon fibre spaceship and some high tech air-breathing rocket engines. A company in the UK called Reaction Engines has come up with the synergistic air breathing rocket engine

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German Rescue Teams Put the BMW i3 to the Test0

German Rescue Teams Put the BMW i3 to the Test

Firefighting teams in Germany have been putting the carbon fibre composite cell of the BMW i3 to the test to see how good it is when passengers must be freed after an accident. The test which was conducted by the ADAC and regional fire departments has shown

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3D Printed Falcon Is New Flying Robot Scarecrow0

3D Printed Falcon Is New Flying Robot Scarecrow

A Dutch company has come up with this high-tech alternative to Worzel Gummidge, a 3D printed robot bird of prey that fly’s just like the real thing scaring away birds from airports and crop fields. Named Robirds, these little chaps are made from 3D printed nylon stretched

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Airbus A350 XWB Touches down in Hong Kong

The Airbus A350 XWB, landed for the very first time at Hong International Airport as part of ongoing flight tests and development trials The MSN 005 is one of five A350 prototypes that are being used in the tests, the aircraft has to fly a representative airline

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Watch How Colnago Make Their Carbon Fibre Race Bikes0

Watch How Colnago Make Their Carbon Fibre Race Bikes

Hand built and customised in Italy, Colnago started selling steel framed bikes in the 1950′s, in the late 80′s in a collaboration with Ferrari the company started using more advanced materials like carbon fibre in their production. By the late 80′s the company had made their

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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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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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