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Carbon Fiber in the Wind : CompositesWorldA patent filed by Gamesa in 2002 describes an innovative tooling system where upper and lower shell halves are hinged together and incorporate air conduits and structural ribs to form a heated mold that cures the composite blade while minimizing unwanted movement due to thermal expansion in both the tooling and the part being cured. A third manufacturer, REpower, used a hybrid carbon/glass fiber construction in the pp82 rotor blades developed for the prototype of its 2-MW MM ...

Carbon fiber buys its way onboard : CompositesWorldSource: Westport Yachts Megayacht builders such as Westport Yachts are using carbon composites above the hull to lower a craft's center of gravity, damp engine resonance and extend design freedom. .... The J/90 and J/125 high-end racing sailboats featured hulls and decks of sandwich construction, using perforated foam core, premolded to the shape of the boat, and carbon/Kevlar and all-carbon skins, respectively, infused with epoxy resin to meet very aggressive weight and ...

Recycled carbon fiber update: Closing the CFRP ... - CompositesWorldMauhar summarizes, We have very flexible processes that can tailor materials and produce uniform thickness and weight with low variation in properties. Indeed, the company has multiple automotive parts on the path to adoption and is working to validate new high-speed processes to transform its RCF products into cost-effective automotive parts. carbon Conversions' growth plan is to expand facilities once the market catches up. According to Mauhar, We need to hit 3 [million] to 5 ...

LeMond Composites, Deakin University sign ... - CompositesWorld21 Jun 2017 ... The immediate result of Deakin University's licensed process is a low-cost carbon fiber product delivered in a standard format that is consistent with the requirements of today's composite industry. This ensures quick adoption of LeMond's low-cost carbon fiber, which will initially be commercially available as a manufactured product from the carbon Nexus facility. LeMond will begin construction of a new commercial carbon fiber facility located in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Carbon Fiber 2017 final highlights: CompositesWorld12 Dec 2017 ... Vicari expects CFRP will continue to grow through large opportunities in rail, construction repair and large marine vessels. In rail ... Expansion depends on the promise of near-term low-cost carbon fiber, being developed by LeMond composites (Oak Ridge, TN, US) and Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN, US), among others; OEM pull; and improved repair techniques, under development by innovators like FARO Technologies and Oxford Performance ...

First all-electric production yacht features carbon ... - CompositesWorldHinckley Yachts (Southwest Harbor, ME, US) has been renowned for building the highest-quality luxury yachts since 1928. It has also gained a reputation for leadership in product development, epitomized by its Picnic Boat. Introduced in the early 1990s, the Picnic Boat was described as a sporty high-tech overnighter, shoal-draft boat, which featured resin-infused, Kevlar/glass fiber hybrid composite construction. The 36-ft hull weighed in at a mere 2,300 lb. (For comparison, the ...

3D Printing continuous carbon fiber composites? : CompositesWorldA small startup, opened in early 2013 by MIT-educated aerospace engineer Greg Mark, it is a spin-off from Mark's Aeromotions company, which produces computer-controlled carbon fiber wings for race cars. Although his experience with composites began with wet layup, he says, we then moved to prepreg construction and autoclave cure and, finally, to out-of-autoclave infusion. But, regardless of the method, the time required to make molds, obtain materials, and then lay up and ...

The reality of carbon fiber for the auto industry ... - CompositesWorldBy most accounts, equipment, tooling and nonmaterial variable manufacturing costs are lower with composites than with steel. No, they're not yet low enough to offset fiber cost, but our national labs and several carbon fiber manufacturers are hard at work trying to perfect lower-cost precursors. That said ... Further, increasingly reliable electrified powertrains and distinctively durable carbon fiber composite construction could substantially prolong a vehicle's useful life. Increased ...

Composites 101: Fibers and resins : CompositesWorldAdvanced composites, initially developed for the military aerospace market, offer performance superior to that of conventional structural metals and now find applications in communication satellites, aircraft, sporting goods, transportation, heavy industry and in the energy sector in oil and gas exploration and wind turbine construction. High-performance composites derive their structural properties from continuous, oriented, high-strength fiber reinforcement most commonly carbon, ...

JEC World 2017 exhibit preview : CompositesWorldAnguil Environmental Systems Inc. (Milwaukee, WI, US), which designs, manufactures, services and installs thermal and catalytic oxidizers as well as heat recovery systems, is featuring its air pollution control technologies currently used for carbon fiber manufacturig processes. The proprietary designs offer high destruction efficiency, low greenhouse gas output and energy recovery options for powering process systems. Other systems made by Anguil and targeted toward composites ...

JEC World 2016, the full report : CompositesWorldStanford University's professor emeritus Stephen Tsai and Stanford's visiting scholar José Daniel Melo hosted a 2.5-hour conference at the JEC world event, to introduce composite designers to basic trace theory and its application to laminate design. The theory, which CW has ... BMW is making only a low volume of M4 GTS models with the carbon fiber hood, but the aftermarket for the part is considerable given the hood's compatibility with other M3 and M4 models. Further, the hood ...

Wind turbine blades: Glass vs. carbon fiber : CompositesWorldAnd that is before the increase in turbine efficiency that additional length enables. For example, the switch to carbon fiber enabled Vestas, initially, to add 5m/16 ft in blade length without any additional weight gain. The Vestas V112-3MW turbine is designed for low- and medium-wind areas and sports three 54.6m/179-ft blades. These blades have the same width as the company's 44m/144-ft blades, but they sweep an area that is 55 percent larger. The result is considerably higher ...

Carbon fiber: Life Beyond the Landfill : CompositesWorldAlthough continuous virgin carbon fiber currently commands a price as high as $20/lb, chopped or milled virgin fiber is available today from most of the major carbon fiber suppliers at $11/lb to $14/lb. On the open market, recycled carbon fiber is unlikely to approach even the low figure of this nearest competitor. Still, a small group of pioneering carbon fiber recyclers believes it is not only possible, but probable that reclaimed carbon fiber can be sold at a significantly lower-than-virgin ...

Lightning Strike Protection For Composite ... - CompositesWorldComposite materials are either not conductive at all (e.g., fiberglass) or are significantly less conductive than metals (e.g., carbon fibe

Live from 2017 Carbon Fiber conference: CompositesWorld30 Nov 2017 ... Automation, 3D printing and thermoplastics herald a new future for carbon fiber composites. ... Fabrication of the composite fuselage aft sections is completed in the 650,000-ft<sup>2</sup> 88-19 Aft Body building (lower left). .... Timothy Schniepp discussed Stratasys' (Eden Prairie, MN, US) latest developments, including the printing of lightweight tooling, chopped carbon fiber-reinforced composites, core structures for sandwich construction and composite components with highly&nbsp;...

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