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2013-02-07 12:20:03

Tsukuba, Japan, Feb 7, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Velcro consists of one surface with loops, and another with hooks that latch onto the loops, joining opposing surfaces strongly. A miniaturised version of Velcro could be used in micro- and nanotechnology, but to form the surfaces, microwires are needed with properties that provide strength and durability.Several different approaches have been used to construct 'micro-Velcro', but the most promising are those that use self-assembling or...

2012-12-30 05:02:24

Lucintel´s Analysis of Growth Opportunities in China´s Composites Industry: Expect Market to Surpass $11 Billion in 2017 Irving, Texas (PRWEB) December 29, 2012 Despite global economic uncertainty and a downturn in the worldwide composite materials industry, China´s composites market grew by more than 2% through the worst of the recession in 2009. The Chinese market´s growth momentum is expected to surge, reaching approximately US $11.5 billion in 2017 with a CAGR of...

Real-Time CT-Scan Test Rig For Ceramic Composites At Ultrahigh Temperatures Developed
2012-12-10 16:41:08

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Advanced ceramic composites can withstand the ultrahigh operational temperatures projected for hypersonic jet and next generation gas turbine engines, but real-time analysis of the mechanical properties of these space-age materials at ultrahigh temperatures has been a challenge — until now. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)´s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed the first testing facility...

Carbon Nanotubes Stretched Using New Technique To Make Stronger Composites
2012-10-15 12:04:56

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new techniques for stretching carbon nanotubes (CNT) and using them to create carbon composites that can be used as stronger, lighter materials in everything from airplanes to bicycles. By stretching the CNT material before incorporating it into a composite for use in finished products, the researchers straighten the CNTs in the material, which significantly improves its tensile strength — and enhances the stiffness of...

2012-10-09 11:32:10

BOEBLINGEN, Germany, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair, a leading provider of CAE technologies, services and consulting, today announced that it has received an "AVK Innovationspreis 2012" (AVK Innovation Award) in the area of processes and methods for its innovative design and optimization process for composite materials and laminate structures. The innovation prize is awarded by the AVK (INDUSTRIEVEREINIGUNG VERSTARKTE KUNSTSTOFFE (Association of Reinforced Plastics) to promote the...

2012-09-27 10:20:14

FARMINGTON, Conn., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The adoption of composites materials as replacement for traditional component materials, driven in part by a desire to reduce aircraft fuel and maintenance costs, was most evident with the introduction of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Made using more than 50% of composite materials, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner looks set to be one of the fastest selling commercial aircraft in history and its development has set a new standard in...

2012-08-28 02:22:07

HOCKESSIN, Del., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kubota Research Associates, Inc. headquartered in Hockessin, Delaware, has developed a new P-Wave/PTIR(TM) IR Assisted Advanced Out Of Autoclave process to enhance adhesion properties as well as significantly accelerate the curing speed of thermoset resin systems for installing Adhesive Bonded Fasteners (ABF) such as CLICKBOND(R) studs and standoff onto composite fuselage and metal structures. The TRL 7 process was demonstrated for the US NAVY...

2012-08-09 22:20:06

LONDON, Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent research on the carbon fibre composites for transportation market, Frost & Sullivan presents LAMILUX with the 2012 European Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation for its new carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) product. This can be manufactured using a highly automated and faster production process in widths up to 3.2 meters. Conventional CFRP sheets are produced in widths up to 1.5 meters with longer lead times....

2012-07-23 23:03:05

Transportation to Drive Global Thermoplastic Composites Market: Lucintel Estimates Market to Reach $8.2 Billion in 2017 Irving, Texas (PRWEB) July 23, 2012 Transportation, the largest market for TPC is expected to drive the global thermoplastic composites market over the next five years.The global thermoplastic composites market is expected to witness a CAGR of 4.9% over the next five years and reach an estimated $8.2 billion in 2017. Lucintel, a leading global management consulting and...

2012-07-11 02:22:47

SCHENECTADY, N.Y., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Starfire Systems, Inc. (www.starfiresystems.com), a leader in the field of Polymer-to-Ceramic(TM) technology, is proud to announce that it has joined the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials' (UD-CCM) Industry-University Research Consortium. The Consortium--"Application of Composite Materials to Industrial Products"--partners with small, mid-size, and large companies in the private sector in a collaborative effort to advance...