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Architect Combines Carbon Fibre with Bamboo to create building “material of the future”

Architect Combines Carbon Fibre with Bamboo to create building “material of the future”

Japanese architect Kuma, founder of Kengo Kuma & Associates created the installation Bamboo (竹) Ring, or ‘Take-wa 竹わ’, an experiment…
Rolls Royce Expands Composites Research Centre

Rolls Royce Expands Composites Research Centre

Rolls Royce is growing its presence in Southern California, with a $30 million expansion into a new 62,000 square foot…
BMW Limits Carbon Fibre Use to Increase Profits

BMW Limits Carbon Fibre Use to Increase Profits

BMW look set to limit the use of carbon fibre, turning instead to lightweight steels to keep profits high. The…
GE to Acquire LM Wind Power

GE to Acquire LM Wind Power

GE has announced its intent to purchase LM Wind Power, a Denmark-based manufacturer and supplier of rotor blades to the…
MIT and Google Create Transformable Office Pods

MIT and Google Create Transformable Office Pods

MIT’s School of Architecture’s Self-Assembly Labs has partnered with Google to create these transformable meeting spaces. The project uses a…
Researchers Develop Lightweight Composite Wind Turbine Blades

Researchers Develop Lightweight Composite Wind Turbine Blades

Fraunhofer researchers have partnered with industry experts to develop highly durable thermoplastic foams and composites that make the blades lighter…
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