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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

Element Completes Research into Thermoplastic Pipe Repair0

Element Completes Research into Thermoplastic Pipe Repair

Element in the UK, has successfully completed a proof-of-concept research project to design and build equipment for the quality control and repairing of reinforced thermoplastic pipes during the manufacturing process. The research has significant commercial implications for ...

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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

Walmart Introduce Fuel Efficient Future Truck1

Walmart Introduce Fuel Efficient Future Truck

Walmart have showcased its truck of the future, featuring leading edge aerodynamics, an advanced turbine-powered range extending series hybrid powertrain, electrified auxiliary components, and a trailer body built exclusively with carbon fibre. Back in 2005, Walmart announced ...

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Innovations

New Patient Transport System Made Using Thermoset Composites Launched0

New Patient Transport System Made Using Thermoset Composites Launched

The Composites Group in collaboration with Ferno EMS have created the new iN∫X (pronounced “in-ex”) Integrated Patient Transport and Loading System—the next generation power cot for the emergency medical services industry, and a new application for ...

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Aerospace

Zodiac & Hexcel Teamup to Introduce all Composite Airline Seat1

Zodiac & Hexcel Teamup to Introduce all Composite Airline Seat

Zodiac Aerospace have teamed up with Hexcel to develop a new introduce the L3, a lightweight composite aircraft seat. The L3 is a revolutionary passenger seat dedicated for medium/short-haul flights, offering good space to passengers and to ...

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Green Composites

Creating Renewable Energy From the Beating of a Birds Wing0

Creating Renewable Energy From the Beating of a Birds Wing

The inventors at Festo have developed an extraordinary technology platform that uses two pairs of horizontally arranged carbon fibre wings instead of rotor blades to generate power. The principle consists of reversing the natural wing-beating principle: ...

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Composites Showcase

Composites TV

From Cardboard to Carbon15

From Cardboard to Carbon

Could you make a 10th scale model of a Formula one car with 6500 parts out of nothing more than old cornflakes packets, glue and biscuit wrappers? Paul can and it has taken him further than he could have ever imagined. After Paul starting a blog to

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From Carbon Fibre to BMW i313

From Carbon Fibre to BMW i3

In this video, BMW demonstrates the journey of its carbon fibre, from SGL Carbon’s manufacturing facility in Moses Lake to the Wackersdorf facility where the final product will be the BMW i3. It all starts with one carbon fibre that’s just about one seventh the width of

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Walmart Introduce Fuel Efficient Future Truck1

Walmart Introduce Fuel Efficient Future Truck

Walmart have showcased its truck of the future, featuring leading edge aerodynamics, an advanced turbine-powered range extending series hybrid powertrain, electrified auxiliary components, and a trailer body built exclusively with carbon fibre. Back in 2005, Walmart announced plans to double its fleet efficiency by 2015, the company

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Peugeot Design Labs Create Seat from Volcanic Rock & Carbon Fibre3

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 products, volcanic lava

Read more

GE's Big Bet on Goliath Engines16

GE’s Big Bet on Goliath Engines

In 1990, Brian Rowe bet $2 billion on a jet engine design that would go on to influence three decades of propulsion. The GE90′s concept, architecture and technologies allowed for extraordinary gains in the aviation industry, culminating in the new GE9X engine for the Boeing 777X. The

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Steel vs Carbon Fibre0

Steel vs Carbon Fibre

In this video you can see Richard “The Hamster” Hammond at the Lotus F1 test facility putting carbon fibre on trial. As you will see from the video they put drive shafts to the test, the steel shaft gave out at around 1376 newton while the carbon

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Popular Videos

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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 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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