It seems like the people over at Nike are starting to play with composites, the Nike limited edition Elite series will set you back between $200 – $250 dollars and is made using Carbon Fibre and Kevlar. The shoe comes in three types, the LeBron 9 PS, Nike Kobe VII and Nike Zoom Hyperdunk each [...]
The Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer today opened a new facility that places the UK at the forefront of high-precision aerospace manufacturing. GKN Aerospace’s £170 million facility has been custom built for the high-speed, high-precision manufacture and assembly of carbon fibre reinforced plastic aircraft wing components that span nearly 30m in [...]
Not to be outdone by the Lamborghini bike Porsche Design have launched 2 new bikes inspired by the 911. The grey Porsche RS bike uses a bucket load of carbon fibre with the frame, forks, handlebars, brake levers, stem and seat post, as well as a Shimano 20-speed gear set and custom pedals all being made with [...]
At this years Hannover Fair SGL Group showed off a component made from the ceramic composite, which is being used in NASA’s Juno mission.
CCP Composites, a chemical unit of Total have sold it’s 51% stake in US composites distributor Composites One to joint venture partners GLS Composites Distribution Corp. The company didn’t give any financial detail on the transaction however they did confirm that the sale is aligned with Totals management of it’s assets in the chemical sector. [...]
PRF Composite Materials were selected as suppliers of the epoxy resin system and glass roving for a composite structures design and manufacturing project led by Andrew Mills at Cranfield University’s Composites Centre. The NOVA project addresses the affordability of the scale up of UK offshore wind energy generation with a vertical axis wind turbine concept, [...]
Teijin Techno Products have announced the development of the worlds first mass producible aramid nanofibre which will offer heat and oxidation resistance.
Hexcel has opened an extension to its prepreg facility in Stade, Germany to increase plant capacity in order to support build rates for the Airbus A350 XWB and legacy programmes.
These cool stools are made by the German design studio Besau Marguerra and are experimenting with the possibilities fibreglass. To make these stools the raw materials, soaked with a dyed polyester resin is wrapped around a pre-constructed stool. via: designboom
Lamborghini have peeled the wrapping off their new super SUV called the Urus. The new concept car was officially unveiled at the Beijing Motor show. To get the Lamborghini-esque performance out of this SUV they had to get the weight down, to do this they relied heavily on composite materials. Extensive use of composite resins combined with [...]
Want a road bike to go with your Aventador? well the Swiss company have announced the release of this limited edition carbon fibre Lamborghini road bike. Here’s the stats Frame: BMC impec Carbon , Made in Switzerland Finish: Exclusive custom Artwork Airbrushed Lamborghini Argos Orange Handmade Lamborghini suede saddle and handlebar Wheels: Exclusive high profile [...]