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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

Suzlon Group Set to Sell German Wind Turbine Business0

Suzlon Group Set to Sell German Wind Turbine Business

Indian wind turbine maker Suzlon Group has announced it has reached an agreement to sell its German business to private equity firm Centerbridge Partners for €1 billion. The all-cash sale of the 100% stake in Senvion SE ...

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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

Ford Unveils All-New Carbon Fibre GT Supercar0

Ford Unveils All-New Carbon Fibre GT Supercar

The GT is one of more than 12 new performance vehicles scheduled for release by 2020 and joins the Focus RS, F–150 Raptor, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R in the growing Ford Performance lineup. The all-new GT ...

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Innovations

Hybrid Carbon Looking to Bring down the Cost of Composites0

Hybrid Carbon Looking to Bring down the Cost of Composites

With new emission standards in Europe and North America, automotive manufactures are looking for new and innovative ways to make vehicles both lighter and stronger. Advanced composite materials like carbon fibre are being used increasingly to ...

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Aerospace

Why Airbus Are Focusing on Thermoplastic Composites0

Why Airbus Are Focusing on Thermoplastic Composites

The use of carbon fibre reinforced plastics are becoming increasingly popular in modern aircraft production, Airbus are looking to focus their attention to the “thermoplastic” CFRP material, which holds several key advantages over the more commonly ...

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Green Composites

Suzlon Group Set to Sell German Wind Turbine Business0

Suzlon Group Set to Sell German Wind Turbine Business

Indian wind turbine maker Suzlon Group has announced it has reached an agreement to sell its German business to private equity firm Centerbridge Partners for €1 billion. The all-cash sale of the 100% stake in Senvion SE ...

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Composites Showcase

Composites TV

The Bloodhound Supersonic Kit Car0

The Bloodhound Supersonic Kit Car

The Bloodhound supersonic car contains over 3,500 components, many custom-made, including: a state-of-the-art Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine (normally found in the Eurofighter Typhoon) a cluster of hybrid rockets, developed to power the next generation of space launchers; a 550bhp Supercharged Jaguar V8 – used to pump

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Obama Picks University of Tennessee to Lead Composites Institute0

Obama Picks University of Tennessee to Lead Composites Institute

The institute will be supported with $70 million in federal funds and more than $180 million in non-federal funds. The selected consortium of U.S organisations will work to develop lower-cost, higher-speed, and more efficient manufacturing and recycling processes for advanced composites. The team at the institute has

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Specialized And McLaren Team Up For The S-Works Tarmac0

Specialized And McLaren Team Up For The S-Works Tarmac

Starting with the S-Works McLaren Venge followed by the S-Works McLaren TT helmet, Specialized and McLaren have worked closely over the years to push the possibilities of cycling. Recently, the partnership resulted in a completely new way to understand the forces exerted on bicycles via a

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NASA Super Guppy Delivers Composite Structure for Testing0

NASA Super Guppy Delivers Composite Structure for Testing

The Super Guppy aircraft based at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre in Houston, carried the 30 foot wide double-deck multi-bay box from Long Beach in California so researchers can bend, pressurize and eventually break it. The multi-bay box is a test article that represents part of the

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Get Your Own Personal Carbon Fibre Drone0

Get Your Own Personal Carbon Fibre Drone

Marketed as the worlds first all carbon fibre personal drone, the Carbon Flyer is controlled via bluetooth with your iPhone or Android device. The flyers onboard video camera allows you to capture aerial footage onto a micro SD card at 640×480 resolution, to download and share

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NASA Installs Giant Composites Research Bot2

NASA Installs Giant Composites Research Bot

This huge robotic arm moves and spins to pick up massive heads filled with spools of carbon fibres, then moves in preprogrammed patterns to deposit those fibres onto a 40-foot long bed, the machine will be used to transform epoxy and fibres into aerospace structures and

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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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