Composite Materials News

The latest news from the composites industry including new material science, engineering breakthroughs, processing, production and manufacture.

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12/09/2016

Life-saving bacteria-phobic material coating

Medical innovator Camstent has announced that it has raised a record £850,000, nearly trebling the original £300,000 target, to bring its bacteria-phobic polymer coatings to market.  Read More

07/09/2016

Covestro supports sustainable power generation with more efficient wind turbine manufacture

Covestro has created the first ever large polyurethane rotor blade, replacing epoxy in the composite structure. The 37.5m blade was made in conjunction with the Shanghai FRP Research Institute, and will make up a prototype 1.5MW turbine to assess performance.   Read More

31/08/2016

Manchester scientist develops designer membranes

Sebastian Leaper, a PhD student at the University of Manchester, has won the Eli and Britt Harari Graphene Enterprise Award 2016 for his business proposal to develop world changing water filtration technology using graphene.  Read More

26/08/2016

3D printed structures “remember” their shapes

Engineers from MIT and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) are using light to print 3D structures that “remember” their original shapes. Even after being stretched, twisted, and bent at extreme angles, the structures are said to spring back to their original forms within seconds of being heated to a certain temperature range.  Read More

10/08/2016

Triumph goes for speed record on US salt flats

UK motorbike manufacturer, Triumph, has reached its fastest ever speed bringing it a step closer to achieving the world record.  Read More

02/08/2016

Altair announces Enlighten Awards winners for innovation in vehicle lightweighting

Altair and the Centre for Automotive Research (CAR) has announced the winners of the 4th annual Altair Enlighten Award, the automotive industry awards programme that acknowledges innovation in vehicle weight reduction.   Read More

02/08/2016

World’s first car to feature graphene panels

BAC has partnered with Haydale Composite Solutions to become the first manufacturer in the world to develop a car featuring panels made from graphene. The rear wheel arches of the BAC Mono, the company’s road-legal supercar, are made out of the innovative and lightweight material.  Read More

01/08/2016

3D-printed lattice structure absorbs vibrations and provides support

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a three-dimensional lattice structure capable of absorbing vibrations while also acting as a load-bearing component – for example, in propellers, wind turbine rotors and rockets.  Read More

29/07/2016

Researchers develop porous carbon foam with wide range of applications

Researchers from Imperial College London claim to have developed a low-cost method for producing a carbon foam material that can be used for a variety of applications.   Read More

27/07/2016

Engineers develop hybrid nanomaterials to transform dirty water into drinkable water

A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has found a way to use graphene oxide sheets to transform dirty water into drinking water, a discovery it says could be a global game-changer.  Read More

27/07/2016

New nontoxic process promises larger ultrathin sheets of 2D nanomaterials

A team of scientists led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has developed a novel way to produce two-dimensional nanosheets by separating bulk materials with nontoxic liquid nitrogen. The environmentally friendly process is said to generate a 20-fold increase in surface area per sheet, which could expand the nanomaterials' commercial applications.   Read More

26/07/2016

Self-healing textiles can also neutralise chemicals

A team of researchers from Penn State University have created a self-healing, thin film coating that could be applied to clothes to prevent soldiers from chemical or biological attacks in the field or factory workers from accidental releases of toxic materials.   Read More

25/07/2016

Sending data wirelessly through ‘smart’ composites

Research and innovation organisation, TWI has created a form of data transfer technology called SurFlow. It claims that SurFlow can be incorporated into composite materials to create a high-capacity, resilient data transfer network.  Read More

25/07/2016

Chinese/UK graphene partnership to deliver lighter planes

The Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials (BIAM) and the National Graphene Institute (NGI) at The University of Manchester will carry out a five-year collaborative research project which plans to deliver lighter, better performing aircraft and high-speed trains.  Read More

22/07/2016

Engineers create nanolayered composites

Adapting a trick used for centuries by both metalsmiths and pastry makers, a team of researchers at MIT has found a way to efficiently create composite materials containing hundreds of layers that are atoms thick but span the full width of the material. The discovery could open up wide-ranging possibilities for designing new, easy-to-manufacture composites for optical devices, electronic systems, and high-tech materials.  Read More

19/07/2016

Researchers develop centimetre scale structures with nanoscale features

Researchers from Virginia Tech have found a way to create lightweight, strong, super elastic 3D printed metallic nanostructured materials with unprecedented scalability, a full seven orders of magnitude control of arbitrary 3D architectures.  Read More

06/07/2016

Earth-quake proof buildings inspired by coconut shells

Researchers at the Plant Biomechanics Group of the University of Freiburg have been working with material scientists and civil engineers to investigate how the specialised structure of coconut shells could help to design buildings that can withstand earthquakes and other natural disasters.   Read More

01/07/2016

Wireless, wearable toxic-gas detector

MIT researchers have developed low-cost chemical sensors, made from chemically altered carbon nanotubes (CNTs), that enable smartphones or other wireless devices to detect trace amounts of toxic gases.  Read More

28/06/2016

Hydrogel hybrid that doesn’t dry out

Engineers at MIT have found a way to prevent hydrogels from dehydrating, with a technique that could lead to longer-lasting contact lenses, stretchy microfluidic devices, flexible bioelectronics, and even artificial skin.  Read More

15/06/2016

Permali Gloucester to supply composite armour materials for British Army vehicles

Permali Gloucester has recently been awarded a £15million contract to supply composite armour materials to General Dynamics European Land Systems, which will support 34 jobs at the company. The materials will be an important part of the ballistic protection measures used in a new AJAX vehicle. The AJAX vehicles are being delivered to the British Army by General Dynamics Land Systems-UK.  Read More

08/06/2016

‘Necking’ produces unexpected results in composite material manufacture

Researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) have applied a technique from polymer manufacturing, called ‘cold drawing’, to product new kinds of materials for nanomanufacturing.  Read More

03/06/2016

Researchers look to nature for blueprints for stronger, more durable concrete

Researchers at MIT hope to redesign concrete by following nature’s blueprints. From their observations of strong, durable natural structures such as bones, shells and deep-sea sponges, the team has proposed a ‘bottom-up’ approach for designing cement paste, the binding ingredient in concrete, which requires a huge amount of energy to manufacture.  Read More

02/06/2016

Polyurethane gives perfect flight to EURO Championship soccer ball

Covestro and adidas are celebrating 30 years of working together developing soccer balls by releasing the ‘Beau Jeu’, or ‘beautiful game’, official match ball for the 2016 European Soccer Championship.  Read More

02/06/2016

ACG formed to help UK exploit global market for low cost high volume composites

Through its Manufacturing Working Group, the Automotive Council and the Composites Leadership Forum have formed the Affordable Composites Group (ACG). The group aims to proactively facilitate the development of UK technology capability and supply chain capacity to deliver high productivity manufacturing of globally competitive, higher volume composite structures and components.  Read More

01/06/2016

Compound switches between liquid and solid states when exposed to light or heat

A group of researchers from the Kobe University Graduate School of Science and Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi, has developed a metal-containing compound which transforms into a solid when exposed to light and returns to liquid form when heated. This substance could potentially be used for photolithography technology, such as fabricating printed circuits, among other applications.   Read More

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