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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

Momentive Completes New Epoxy Facility in Brazil0

Momentive Completes New Epoxy Facility in Brazil

Momentive Specialty Chemicals has announced the completion of its new epoxy resin and curing agent production facility in Brazil. The new expansion, which will allow the company to grow into the South American market will produce epoxy ...

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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

Worlds First 3D Printed Car Being Made Now0

Worlds First 3D Printed Car Being Made Now

Called the Strati, the body, seats and other major sections on the car are all being made in once piece using direct digital manufacturing or 3D printing. Mechanical components of the car, like the battery, motor, ...

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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

Northrop Grumman Unveils Its Experimental Spaceplane0

Northrop Grumman Unveils Its Experimental Spaceplane

Earlier in the month we got to see what Northrop Grumman’s vision of such a spacecraft would look like. The company teamed up with Scaled Composites and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic to create the XS–1 A press ...

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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

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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NASA's Composite Cryotank Passes New Range of Tests3

NASA’s Composite Cryotank Passes New Range of Tests

The breakthrough fuel tank which would bring the aerospace industry much closer to designing and building lightweight composite tanks on rockets was put through its paces at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Centre in Huntsville, Alabama. In the tests engineers added structural loads to the tank to replicate

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New Carbon-Reinforced Clothing Protects Cyclists from Road Rash0

New Carbon-Reinforced Clothing Protects Cyclists from Road Rash

Nothing says pain more than coming off your bike at speed, using the road as your break, and any rider will tell you that road rash rates around a 7.5 on the pain scale. However the clever people over at Scott and Schoeller Textiles have come

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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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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 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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