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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 Announces Ceramic Matrix Composites Expansion0

Element Announces Ceramic Matrix Composites Expansion

Element Materials Technology has announced plans for a major expansion of its Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) testing capacity. The company has significantly invested in doubling its CMC testing capacity at its laboratory in Cincinnati, setting the stage ...

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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

Lamborghini Is First Automaker Certified for Carbon Fibre Repairs0

Lamborghini Is First Automaker Certified for Carbon Fibre Repairs

Italian super car maker Lamborghini has received certification from TÜV for its carbon fibre car repair service over the entire product range. The company manages the entire carbon fibre composite processes in-house, from simulation to design, ...

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Innovations

New Research Show Bird Feathers Are Similar to Carbon Fibre0

New Research Show Bird Feathers Are Similar to Carbon Fibre

Scientists at Southampton University have revealed in a new study that feather shafts are made of a multiple layers of keratin, a fibrous material similar in construction to carbon fibre. Since their appearance over 150 million years ...

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Aerospace

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 ...

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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

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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Carbon Fibre Super-Yacht Set to Break Records0

Carbon Fibre Super-Yacht Set to Break Records

The super yacht measures 100 feet long by 30 feet wide and has a main mast stepped further towards the stern than most other boats for better performance, although much of the vessels technical specifications remain a closely guarded secret, the crew have revealed a few

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Carbon Fibre Wheelchair by Andrew Slorance0

Carbon Fibre Wheelchair by Andrew Slorance

After six years of planning, funding and development, Andrew Slorance and his company, Carbon Black have transformed the wheelchair from a metal, no-style medical device into this minimal, carbon fibre stunner. A wheelchair user since he was paralysed at the age of 14, Andrew has always been

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Airbus to Partner with Oracle Team USA0

Airbus to Partner with Oracle Team USA

The aerospace company will become the official innovations partner of the Oracle team for the 35th America’s Cup race and will share the know-how of its engineers and experts in fields such as aerodynamics, advanced composites, structures and data analysis to work with their design team. The

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The Kawasaki Ninja H2R Is a 300 HP Carbon Fibre Rocket0

The Kawasaki Ninja H2R Is a 300 HP Carbon Fibre Rocket

The new 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2 is a supercharged supersport class motorbike and features a 998 cc inline-four engine with supercharger, Kawasaki says will generate 300hp, around 50% more power than its nearest rival and could be in serious contention to beat the world speed record

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Airbus A350 XWB Gets the Thumbs up to Fly11

Airbus A350 XWB Gets the Thumbs up to Fly

The EASA A350–900 Type Certificate was signed was handed over to Airbus’ Executive Vice President Engineering, Charles Champion and Airbus’ A350 XWB Chief Engineer, Gordon McConnell. Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO said; Receiving the A350–900 Type Certification from EASA is a great achievement for Airbus and for

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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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