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Structural adhesives approved for marine fire protection

Scott Bader says that its Crestabond M7-05 and M7-15 structural adhesives have gained NK certificates in accordance with MED 2014/90/EU.

Ion beam scanning electron microscope

Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed a focused ion beam scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM) with a femtosecond laser.

Ensinger, which makes composite materials, has added three new materials to its continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic plates for industry.

Greene Tweed has developed a carbon fiber perfluoroalkoxy (PFA) composite which could replace metallic wear parts in centrifugal pumps.

Thomas Technik & Innovation (TTI) has developed a curved carbon fiber rear bumper beam for the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray sportscar.

Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems has built an atmosphere tempering furnace for an aerospace market manufacturer.

Sigmatex has formed a partnership with Hypetex, which specializes in fiber colorization to produce new colored carbon fiber materials.

Trelleborg, which makes composite parts for a range of applications, has developed DryFoam, a UL certified non-water fire prevention material.

Aerojet Rocketdyne has been awarded a US$1.79 billion contract modification to produce 18 extra RS-25 rocket engines for NASA.

NASA and manned submersible company OceanGate have entered into an agreement to develop new carbon fiber pressure vessels for deep-sea submersibles.

SGL Carbon has been contracted by the BMW Group to produce a cover component for a series of battery enclosures.

The Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI) is creating 3D printed carbon fiber aircraft parts for the UAM market.

Composite Advantage has installed fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) panels on two pedestrian overpasses in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Hexcel reports that its HexPly M79 prepreg has been verified by certification company DNV GL for use in all DNV GL classed vessels.

Metrology company GOM has developed a compact version of its optical 3D measuring systems.

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) is reportedly developing a new range of carbon fiber precursor materials.

Composite Advantage has made corrosion resistant, fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite universal submarine camels for use by the US Navy in Guam.

Software company Allplan has updated its 4D building information modeling (BIM) software for bridge design and structural analysis.

Researchers from Texas A&M University have developed guidelines to improve 3D printing parts made with martensitic steels.

Hexcel has reportedly supplied a range of low-temperature curing prepreg to make a light aircraft.

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