Aerospace News

This section contains the latest news from the composites industry around the world. A selection of this news is also published in Reinforced Plastics magazine and in the Reinforced Plastics Newsletter

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Aerospace News Archive

AMRC Composites Center wins top award AMRC Composites Center wins top award

A partnership involving composites experts from the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Center with Boeing has won a top Asian innovation award.

Dassault Systèmes part of new US composite center

3D design software specialist Dassault Systèmes has become a charter member of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), the 122-member consortium awarded a US$70 million grant by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Last week's top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories – composite space Lego, 3D printing and DSM sale

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

AIC forms new partnership with the AMRC

AIC Group announces a new partnership with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) based in Sheffield, UK.

Student develops tool to help composite layup Student develops tool to help composite layup

A PhD student from the University of Bristol has designed and developed a hand-held laminating tool, called a dibber, for use in the layup of advanced composite components.

Obama announces new US$250 million composites institute Obama announces new US$250 million composites institute

President Obama has announced the new Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), a Knoxville, Tennessee-based center focused on developing next-generation composite materials.

Last week's top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories – bird feathers, TenCate prepreg and EU measures against China

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

NASA grant to create composite Lego in Space NASA grant to create composite Lego in Space

An engineer from the University of Massachusetts in the US has been awarded a grant from NASA to develop composite materials for use in space.

AIC builds autoclave for UK aerospace AIC builds autoclave for UK aerospace

AIC Group has been awarded a multi-million pound contract by UTC Aerospace Systems to custom-build an 18 foot diameter autoclave with control systems.

Search for innovation in composites

The AVK - Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. (Federation of Reinforced Plastics) is seeking composite products or processes to be submitted for its AVK Innovation Award 2015.

Kaman sells Mexican unit

Kaman Corporation has sold its Mexican distribution subsidiary Delamac de Mexico to a power transmission engineering firm, Rodamientos y Accesorios (RYASA).

2014's most popular stories

Here are the most popular news stories and features accessed in 2014