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  • CPBS introduces composite structural insulated panels
    Composite Panel Building Systems (CPBS) has developed a fully composite structural insulated panel (C-SIP) suitable for insulating and sealing houses.
  • Granta teams up with Wichita State to use composite data
    Granta Design and Wichita State University's (WSU) National Center for Advanced Materials Performance (NCAMP) have agreed that NCAMP's composite design and test data will be available to users of the GRANTA MI materials information management system.
  • Benzoxazine resin suitable for high-temp uses
    Chemical giant Henkel and Quickstep, an Australian manufacturer of carbon fibre composite components, have tested Henkel’s Loctite benzoxazine resin in high temperature-resistant components for aircraft and helicopters.
  • Siemens updates Fibersim software
    Siemens has updated its Fibersim composites engineering software with new functionality for bi-directional exchange of computer-aided engineering (CAE) and computer-aided design (CAD) data.
  • Giant robot helps NASA make composite parts
    NASA's Langley Research Center has installed a huge robotic arm that can move in pre-programmed patterns to deposit carbon fibers and epoxy to make aerospace structures and parts.
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  • Alternatives to autoclaves
    Posted by Amanda Jacob • 28 October 2014
    A preview of the November/December issue of Reinforced Plastics The space sector is another one of those industries where the value of composites in replacing metals is now being widely recognised as...
    tags: carbon fibre, NASA, autoclaves, recycling, GRP
  • Innovation on show in Düsseldorf
    Posted by Amanda Jacob • 26 September 2014
    Introducing the September/October issue of Reinforced Plastics magazine COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014 is open for business from 7-9 October at Messe Düsseldorf in Germany. The organisers say that the...
    tags: COMPOSITES EUROPE, recycling, repair
  • How important is innovation to the future of the composites industry?
    Posted by Amanda Jacob • 27 May 2014
    by Amanda Jacob, Content Development Editor, Reinforced Plastics Reinforced Plastics is conducting a survey on the importance of innovation in the composites industry. The survey is open to anyone...
    tags: innovation, composites, survey, Reinforced Plastics
  • Connect with Reinforced Plastics on Google+
    Posted by Amanda Jacob • 21 May 2014
    By Amanda Jacob, Content Development Editor, Reinforced Plastics This is just a brief post to let you know that if you have a profile on Google+, you can now add Reinforced Plastics to your circles...
    tags: Google, social media, Reinforced Plastics
  • Can the UK maintain a leading position in the composites industry?
    Posted by Amanda Jacob • 27 March 2014
    By Amanda Jacob, Content Development Editor, Reinforced Plastics Will UK manufacturing be left behind as others seize on international opportunities to manufacture and supply comp...
    tags: UK composites industry, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Education, Supply chain, Standards
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