Xenia Materials, a global leader in thermoplastic specialties, has announced the introduction of XECARB ST, a new family of super tough carbon fibre composites custom-engineered to close a performance gap in the market and provide superior impact strength performance.
Engineers at the National Composites Centre (NCC) have completed a European first by manufacturing Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) using Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) technology, paving the way for the high-temperature capabilities of these materials to be unlocked within engines – making them more efficient and reducing CO₂ emissions.
Celebrating its 40th year, Mike Richardson hears from PRF Composite Materials and how its facility expansion and product development projects are helping to ensure the company continues onward and upwards.
United Aerospace’s managing director, Gareth Burks discusses the company’s recent machine tool collaboration with CNC machine tool builder, CMS and the installation of the very first CMS Kreator Ares large format additive manufacturing/CNC machining centre in the UK.
To support European aerospace’s goal to reduce the environmental footprint of the air transport sector while increasing global competitiveness, Omega Systèmes – Web Industries has installed and commissioned a thermoset slitting line at its European Center of Excellence.
Hexcel has joined with Spirit AeroSystems Europe in a strategic collaboration at its Aerospace Innovation Centre (AIC) to develop more sustainable aircraft manufacturing technologies for future aircraft production.