Indestructible Paint builds on distribution capability in Australasia

Indestructible Paint’s performance coating range has taken another step forward with key developments to its overseas distributor network. Singapore-based Hypercoat, who already supply extensively for the company into the aerospace manufacturing sector in the Asian market, has added Indestructible Paint’s products to its range in China, Australia and New Zealand.

Gurit-engineered Ares Hercules series fast patrol boats on sea trials

Ares Shipyard has launched the first in a series of new patrol boats for Qatar Coastguard. Gurit Composite Engineering has been involved in the project since the early design stage with project partners BMT Nigel Gee, naval architects, ARES Shipyard, builder of the Hercules series fast patrol boats for Qatar Coast Guard. The order covers five vessels at 24m, ten boats at 34.5m and two 48m boats.
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Origine Bicycles turns to TeXtreme to reduce weight and improve durability

French bike brand Origine Bicycles looked to make more durable still lightweight frames and to achieve their goals they turned to TeXtreme. Utilising their knowledge and novel spread tow carbon fibre materials resulted in an optimised frame lay-up that already have shown a heavy reduction in frame breakages.

Hexcel’s multiaxial fabrics reinforce Dasyc’s composite hangars

Hexcel’s HiMax glass fibre fabrics were selected by Greek company Dasyc SA for the manufacture of its Composite Modular Transportable Hangar (CMTH). Constructed from prefabricated composite sandwich panels, this structure can be employed in a wide variety of civil or military applications. The use of Hexcel quadaxial reinforcements enabled Dasyc to manufacture a composite structure with a strength equivalent to that of a concrete or steel building.

Hired help for bespoke composite tests

A composite testing company in Devon has expanded its range of services by supplementing laboratory test equipment with specialist rental instruments from Ashtead Technology.

SCIGRIP aids 12000TD hovercraft assembly process

Griffon Hoverwork, a designer and manufacturer of technically advanced hovercrafts, has collaborated with SCIGRIP, the global supplier of smarter adhesive solutions, in the development and production of their latest vessel. The newly completed 12000TD is a 22m passenger craft and represents a significant shift in manufacturing techniques for the UK hovercraft company.

Light construction in wind energy technology

"Experience Composites – powered by JEC group" is dedicating a separate showcase to the area of fibre composite applications in wind power generation. The wind power industry is a growing market for composite materials.

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Changing the equation

A new thermoplastic polymer developed by chemical material specialist Victrex has the potential to transform aerospace composite component manufacturing. Composites in Manufacturing spoke to the company at JEC World.

The future is light

For a company that lives and breathes motorsport, Germany's capricorn Composite demands the kinds of performance levels from its CNC machine tools that you'd expect to see from a Formula 1 car.
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LEAP of faith

Behind Albany International's escalating success in aerospace composites is an inspiring story of management conviction based on a 'cash and grow' strategy. Adrian Wilson reports.

A flying finish!

With its core competencies focused on structural adhesives and surface treatments, Henkel's Bjorn Ballien discusses the solutions the company has on offer for aircraft exterior surfaces. Mike Richardson reports.

The voice of UK industry

2016 continues to be busy with exciting opportunities coming up every day. Membership is strong and continues to grow with the total now exceeding 260.

On the world's stage

The Farnborough International Airshow will provide an international stage on which the supply chain has its chance to shine. Farnborough International Ltd's marketing & communications director, Andrew Pearcey reports.

Win with winners

Mike Richardson visits epm: technology group's Derby headquarters to learn how the company's new Advanced Composites Academy in partnership with the city's college is winning the war against the threat of skills shortages.

Going with the flow

UK Flowtechnik examines the key challenges that composite manufacturers face when it comes to the process flow of pumping and metering resins. Composites in Manufacturing reports.


bigHead deliver fastening solution for offshore wind turbine

Whilst the standard range of over 400 mild steel and stainless steel ‘bigHeads’ provide efficient and effective discrete fixings, whether embedded or surface bonded to composite materials, there are some applications that benefit from a design approach where the characteristic bigHead welded fixing is engineered and adapted to actually improve the final design, to enhance its performance or reduce costs - and even to facilitate increased safety.

New Araldite adhesive for automotive sector

Among other trends, Huntsman's introduction of Araldite 2021-1 and Araldite 2022-1 will sees vehicle manufacturers and the automotive aftermarket benefitting from increased levels of productivity and performance on structural adhesive applications.
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Software solutions

Open Mind Technologies used this year's EMO as a platform to launch its new version hyperMill 2009.2.

The price is right

Making its debut on the international stage at the recent EMO exhibition was the latest addition to DMG's EcoLine range of machine tools – the DMU 50 eco.

Tried and trusted

Matsuura capitalised on the recent EMO exhibition in Milan to announce the launch of the latest in the Cublex series – the large capacity Cublex-63

Machining with a twist

The latest technology from Sodick, designed to tackle complex machining challenges, is a 7-axis 'turn and burn' EDM die-sink solution.

Raising the bar

Now available from Tornos UK is the new Almac FB1005 horizontal bar milling machine, capable of simultaneous 3-, 4-, 5- or 6-axis machining.

No cable on the table

With infrared transmission and therefore no cable connections, the new TT 449 touch probe from Heidenhain (GB) provides flexible tool inspection.


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