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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

Hexcel Acquires Large Interest in Formax0

Hexcel Acquires Large Interest in Formax

Hexcel has announced that it’s acquired 50% of Formax UK Limited, a manufacturer of composite reinforcements, specialising in the production of lightweight multi-axial fabrics. Formax, located in Leicester, UK has estimated sales in 2014 of approximately $45 ...

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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

SGL in Talks with More Carmakers to Supply Carbon Fibre0

SGL in Talks with More Carmakers to Supply Carbon Fibre

SGL Group, the suppliers for the carbon fibre reinforced parts that currently go into making BMW’s i is in talks with a number of other carmakers to supply a wider range of automotive components. SGL’s CEO Juergen ...

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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 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 ...

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Green Composites

Shetland Composites Win New Tidal Turbine Contract0

Shetland Composites Win New Tidal Turbine Contract

A Shetland company has won a contract to supply blades for a bank of tidal turbines off the Shetland coast. Shetland Composites has secured the six-month contract from Edinburgh-based Nova Innovations, Nova is developing 5 100kw tidal ...

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Composites Showcase

Composites TV

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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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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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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