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Wind energy webinar

Composites One, Solvay, 3M, Owens Corning and Sika has set the date for a webinar focuses on next generation wind energy: production and repair. The webinar will feature presentations from the companies about their products for the wind industry including bagging...

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High volume composite parts joint venture

TRB Lightweight Structures and Toyota Tsusho America have formed a joint venture to produce high volume composite parts for the automotive industry in North America. The companies have opened a location near Lexington, Kentucky, and plan to begin delivering composite...

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Automotive composites market could reach US$12 billion

A new report by Future Market Insights (FMI) suggests that the global automotive composites market is estimated at US$7.4 billion in 2019 and is projected to grow at a moderate rate during the forecast period. ‘Despite fluctuating economic conditions in the recent...

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Vestas to produce zero-waste wind turbines by 2040

Global wind turbine manufacturer Vestas (Aarhus, Denmark) announced on Jan. 20 that it plans to produce zero-waste wind turbines by 2040, as part of its company focus on sustainability. Vestas says that it is the first turbine manufacturer to commit to zero-waste wind...

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Bloodhound hits 501 mph in latest test run

The Bloodhound LSR project, which plans in 2020 to break the world land speed record of 763.035 miles per hour, reported on Nov. 11 that in its series of high-speed testing in South Africa, it has taken the Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet-powered car up to 501 miles per hour....

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Scott Bader and Shape Corp Produce Industry First

Scott Bader and Shape Corp have worked in partnership to produce the automotive industry’s first curved, multi-hollow pultruded carbon fibre bumper beam for the newly unveiled 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The pultruded bumper beam is manufactured using Scott...

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GLOBAL 4IR EXPERTS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN TRADESHOW

Twenty-three presenters, including several European-based advanced manufacturing experts will address the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on South Africa's manufacturing sectors at the African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show on November 27 and...

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GLOBAL 4IR EXPERTS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN TRADESHOW

Twenty-three presenters, including several European-based advanced manufacturing experts will address the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on South Africa's manufacturing sectors at the African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show on November 27 and...

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Australia Builds Next Generation Construction Technology

Material designed and developed in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia is being used in multi-million dollar projects around the world, including a two-kilometre boardwalk in Abu Dhabi. ‘Pultrusion’ is the next big thing in manufacturing, and Wagners Composite Fibre...

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Bloodhound LSR announces high speed test dates

We’re delighted to announce that Bloodhound LSR and the Bloodhound team will be going to Hakskeen Pan in South Africa in October 2019 for high speed testing. The plans were confirmed at a press conference on 9th July by Bloodhound LSR CEO Ian Warhurst: “I’m thrilled...

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Michelin, GM develop airless wheel prototype

Michelin (Clermont-Ferrand, France) and General Motors (Detroit, Mich., U.S.) recently developed a prototype of their airless wheel technology for passenger vehicles, called the Michelin Uptis Prototype. The wheel, expected to be ready for production by 2024,...

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