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

2014 Composites UK Awards dinner 2014 Composites UK Awards dinner

The UK composites industry celebrated its successes at the 2014 Composites UK Awards Dinner held on 11 November.

Benzoxazine resin suitable for high-temp uses 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.

Giant robot helps NASA make composite parts 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.

Toray Industries to supply 777X wing material to Boeing

Boeing has signed a memorandum of agreement with Japanese composite supplier Toray Industries to expand its current contract for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to include material for the 777X wings.

Hexcel opens £6 million research centre Hexcel opens £6 million research centre

Hexcel has opened a new £6 million research and technology (R&T) facility at its Duxford, UK site.

Graphene-toughened composites may benefit new aerospace structures Graphene-toughened composites may benefit new aerospace structures

The School of Engineering at Cardiff University and Haydale have announced new research demonstrating significant improvements in mechanical performance including impact resistance in carbon fibre composites.

October's top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories – Volvo XC90 leaf spring, 3D fabrics, aircraft repair October's top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories – Volvo XC90 leaf spring, 3D fabrics, aircraft repair

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

Last week's top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories – Epoxy prepreg tooling, NASA core materials, Airbus and the America's Cup Last week's top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories – Epoxy prepreg tooling, NASA core materials, Airbus and the America's Cup

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