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MIA at Composites in Motorsport

Published: 25th June 2019

The MIA is delighted to support ‘Composites in Motorsport’, a 2-day conference organised by NetComposites, which will look at the innovative use of composites within our industry and future applications of composite solutions within motorsport.  Chris Aylett, Chief Executive of the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA), who will speak at Composites in Motorsport, said, “The growing […]

Shape Machining Proud to Be Working With Top UK Formula Student Team Oxford Brookes Racing

Published: 21st June 2019

Shape provides accurate CNC machined patterns and Rohacell foams to support the manufacture of the carbon composite structures used on their 2019 car that is due to compete at Silverstone on 19 July 2019. Managing Director, Peter McCool said, “We are really proud of our association with the Oxford Brookes Racing team and with the […]

COBRA International and Flite: Range of New Electric Foiling Composite Surfboards That Reach 45kmh

Published: 11th June 2019

COBRA International is collaborating with Flite, the Australian-based electric foiling surfboard manufacturer, on Fliteboard and Fliteboard PRO – two state of the art, electric foiling composite surfboards that reach speeds of up to 45kmh. Undertaking a full range of services with Flite and having been involved from the outset: from the design and engineering through […]

Business Growth Accelerates Across Motorsport Valley

Published: 7th June 2019

Get your tickets now for the MIA’s 5th Annual Business Growth Conference on 11 July 2019 – the must-attend event for businesses from the world-leading motorsport and high-performance engineering industry of Motorsport Valley. Otmar Szafnauer, Team Principal, will welcome more than 250 UK and international delegates to the Silverstone HQ of his Racing Point F1 […]

MotoE Ready to Race: All of the Ego Corsa Machines Built by the End of May Thanks to CRP Meccanica and CRP Technology

Published: 15th May 2019

Preparations are in progress for the resumption of the activities of the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup after the setback last March, when a fire in Jerez destroyed much of the material for the MotoE, Ego Corsa machines included. CRP Technology and CRP Meccanica did not fail to give Energica (the FIM Enel MotoE World […]

Lightning Motorcycles Introduces Lightning Strike

Published: 8th May 2019

Lightning Motorcycles is announcing today the official launch of the all-new Lightning Strike – a fully electric motorcycle designed to shock the motorcycle industry in every dimension by offering premium design, performance and technology for an ultra competitive starting price of $12,998. Since Lightning was founded in 2009, a three-stage product development plan has been […]

Porcher Industries to Present Technical Textile and Thermoplastic Innovations at Techtextil 2019

Published: 7th May 2019

Porcher Industries will assemble a talented team of professionals to present its latest innovations at Techtextil 2019, Hall 3.1, Booth H61, from 14-17 May in Frankfurt, Germany. Innovations on display will include the latest thermoplastic 5G radome technology developed in cooperation with Meggitt, the award winning non-combustible FLAMLINE fabric as well as a recycled ultra-lightweight […]

Scheurer Swiss Develops Pioneering Solution for High-tech Sailing Catamaran

Published: 3rd May 2019

Thanks to sophisticated engineering technology and a unique fibre composite mechanism, Scheurer Swiss develops ultra-modern and extremely efficient carbon-reinforced 3D printing components of impressive size. The crew of the high-tech sailing catamaran ‘Moonwave’ recently commissioned Scheurer Swiss to develop ultra-modern and extremely efficient carbon-reinforced 3D printed composite components. It was only thanks to sophisticated engineering […]

Rossion Cars Builds Boutique Business, With the Help of PRO-SET Epoxy

Published: 26th April 2019

From Mooresville, North Carolina, US, Jason Young, Global Sales of Rossion Cars, grew up in the NASCAR industry. Rossion builds a mere 36-48 cars a year at its 45,000sq ft facility in Palm Beach, Florida,US, with each car taking around six months to be hand crafted and worked on by a team of 70 employees. […]

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) To Exhibit Advanced Nonwovens for Composites at SAMPE China

Published: 24th April 2019

On display on booth B515 will be a selection of TFP’s innovative nonwovens; ranging from our new lightweight carrier and support veils, to materials which deliver a high quality and functional surface finish in applications such as aerospace and sporting goods. Visitors to the show can find out more about the properties and applications of […]

Ineos Styrolution to Build a Production Site for Its Successful Composite StyLight

Published: 23rd April 2019

INEOS Styrolution announces that it is planning to set up a new production site for its successful composite StyLight. The establishment of a new production site reflects growing customer demand. Ever since its introduction at the K in Düsseldorf in 2016, StyLight has caught the attention of designers globally in the automotive, electronics and sports […]

Formula One Composite Technology Creates Lightweight Structures to Protect Troops

Williams Advanced Engineering is working with the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) to develop innovative battlefield shelter protection for troops using Formula One-derived technology and processes created in-house at Williams to create composite 3D structures that can be deployed in theatre. Williams Advanced Engineering, the engineering and […]

AREVO to Manufacture World’s First 3D-Printed Carbon Fibre Unibody Bike Frames

Published: 12th April 2019

AREVO has announced a partnership with boutique bike manufacturer Franco Bicycles to deliver the world’s first 3D printed, continuous carbon fibre single-piece unibody frame for a new line of eBikes Franco will sell under the ‘Emery’ brand. The companies will showcase the new ‘Emery One’ eBike in booth S9 at the Sea Otter Classic bicycling […]

Renault Sport Racing and DuPont Announce Strategic Partnership

Published: 28th March 2019

Renault Sport Racing and DuPont today announced a multiyear strategic technical partnership to deliver new technology, beginning with hybrid and electric powertrain innovative solutions to help advance Formula 1 and other racing programs. Through a shared vision to address the unique challenges in the rapidly changing mainstream automotive industry, Renault Sport Racing and DuPont also […]

Surface Preparation for Automotive Composite Part Reduced by Over 90% – JEC Announcement

Published: 7th March 2019

Oxford Advanced Surfaces Limited (OAS), innovative experts in surface treatment, and Polkima A.S. announced at JEC that they have signed a supply agreement for OAS’s Onto product. The use of Onto in Polkima’s production process will reduce surface preparation time by 90%, speeding up this part of the production process 10-fold, leading to significant cost […]

Composites in Motorsport Invites Abstracts for October 2019 Event

Published: 6th March 2019

NetComposites are pleased to announce an event dedicated to the ever-growing use of composites within the Motorsport Industry. Spotlighting the current and future use of composite materials in Motorsport, Composites in Motorsport is taking place on the 22-23 October at the Williams F1 Conference Centre, Oxford, UK, and is supported by Williams Advanced Engineering, F1 […]

Dieffenbacher Exhibit Customised Plants from One Source at JEC World 2019

Published: 5th March 2019

From 12-14 March 2019, the global composites industry will meet at the JEC World in Paris. Under the motto ‘Your plant from one source’, Dieffenbacher will exhibit its portfolio of complete production systems. Customers such as Audi, BMW, Autoneum, Fritzmeier, Hanwha and Polytec rely on Dieffenbacher for the production of high-quality composites. Dieffenbacher offers complete […]

LANXESS: New Applications in Mass Production With Tepex

Published: 28th February 2019

Tepex continuous-fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites are among the few composite materials of their type worldwide to be gaining a foothold in the mass production of lightweight components. That is why Bond-Laminates, the manufacturer of Tepex and a subsidiary of specialty chemicals company LANXESS, will be putting Tepex’s new large-scale production applications right at the centre of […]

Innovative Manufacturing Solutions Halve Set-up Time for Composite Part Production

Published: 4th January 2019

The combination of MSP’s NC-Checker and NC-PerfectPart software with Renishaw’s leading probing technology, is delivering significant cost and time savings for Quickstep Technologies’ composite manufacturing processes. MSP, who are an associate company of Renishaw, are global experts in developing and implementing precision metrology software, helping companies within various sectors, such as the Aerospace, Formula 1, […]

REIN4CED Receives Deloitte ‘Most Disruptive Innovator’ Award

Published: 27th November 2018

REIN4CED has been named Most Disruptive Innovator in Deloitte’s Rising Star competition for its composites innovation in the bicycle industry. According to Deloitte, the award recognises Rising Star nominee REIN4CED for developing the most revolutionary concept or product within a specific technology segment. REIN4CED’s new impact-resistant composite material for bicycle frames is designed to eliminate […]

Babolat Tennis Racket Features Chomarat C-PLY Reinforcement

Published: 20th November 2018

Chomarat’s C-PLY Hexagonal multiaxial carbon fabric is being used in specialist racket sports goods manufacturer Babolat’s new Pure Aero tennis racket. “We are very proud to be chosen by Babolat,” says Pascal Joubert des Ouches, Sports Equipment Market Director at Chomarat. “Our new carbon reinforcement, added to the heart of the racket, enables better control […]

Cobra International Exhibits Product Range at CAMX 2018

Published: 16th October 2018

Cobra International will showcase a range of composite products at CAMX 2018, including carbon fibre components for the automotive, transportation, marine, water sports and luxury sectors. From the CAC (Cobra Advanced Composites) team, now a partner to many premium automotive and motorcycle manufacturers in Germany, Italy, Japan and the UK, parts on display for the […]

NetComposites Continues as Innovation and Headline Media Partner for Advanced Engineering 2016

Published: 25th October 2016

NetComposites will once again be a key innovation and headline media partner to the Composites Engineering show, part of the Advanced Engineering Show, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, UK, on the 2-3 November. NetComposites has worked with the show organisers to expand the recently run ‘Ask the Expert’, with 2016 seeing the first […]

NetComposites Launches Composites in Sport Conference

Published: 16th August 2016

NetComposites is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new, one-day conference spotlighting the current and future use of composite materials in sport. Composites in Sport will take place at the Holywell Park Conference Centre at Loughborough University, UK on 16 November 2016. Sporting success is often the result of marginal advantages, whether that […]

Araldite Adhesives Play Role in Revealing Origins of Universe

Published: 19th November 2004

Araldite adhesives are set to play a role in Europe’s biggest-ever scientific experiment at the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland to help scientists gain a better understanding of the origins of the universe. Engineers from the National Institute of Physics in Padua (INFN), Italy who are working on the £1 billion […]