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TenCate,BASF strike automotive thermoplastic composites alliance

TenCate,BASF strike automotive thermoplastic composites alliance | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

TenCate Advanced Composites BV (Almelo, The Netherlands) and BASF AG (Ludwigshafen, Germany) announced on Thursday, Oct. 25 that they have entered into a cooperative alliance to rapidly develop, manufacture and commercialize thermoplastic composite materials suitable for high-volume automotive production.

The main goal of this partnership is to offer car and light-truck parts manufacturers custom-engineered solutions for high-performance composite structures that will enable auto OEMs to further reduce weight (30 to 50 percent lighter than today's metal parts) and mitigate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

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Aerospace Machining; a Science Requiring Accuracy

Aerospace Machining; a Science Requiring Accuracy | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Aerospace machining and the aerospace industry require the utmost precision and there are few industries where accuracy is more important. The correct manufacture of components for the aerospace industry is critical, CNC machining allowing for the manufacture of perfect parts within specially designed aerospace machining centres.

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Navy experimenting with composite superstructure for warships

Navy experimenting with composite superstructure for warships | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The Navy is building two Anti- Submarine Warfare Corvettes using carbon fibre composite material from Sweden for the first time as it goes beyond using steel for warships. 


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Curing composites using carbon nanotube film

Curing composites using carbon nanotube film | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Aerospace engineers at MIT have developed a carbon nanotube (CNT) film that can heat and solidify a composite without the need for massive ovens.When connected to an electrical power source, and wrapped over a multilayer polymer composite, the heated film stimulates the polymer to solidify.

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Industrial Production in March Posts Biggest Drop Since 2009

Industrial Production in March Posts Biggest Drop Since 2009 | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

U.S. industrial production registered the biggest drop in almost six years last month, another sign that the economy got off to a stumbling start in 2015.

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Carbon Nanotube Film Holds Promise for Creating Composites for Use in Aircraft Manufacture

Carbon Nanotube Film Holds Promise for Creating Composites for Use in Aircraft Manufacture | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
MIT aerospace engineers have successfully designed a carbon nanotube(CNT) film that is capable of heating and solidifying a composite without requiring large ovens.
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The Misunderstood Method: Precision Abrasive Cutting

The Misunderstood Method: Precision Abrasive Cutting | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Abrasive cutting is a much-misunderstood method of precision metal cutting. Due to its name, some potential users may assume abrasive cut off produces rough edges, a lot of burrs, and other surface defects.

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5-axis for complex splitter valves

5-axis for complex splitter valves | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

To meet the demands a recent contract to machine stainless steel splitter valves for the food industry Nisan Engineering has invested in simultaneous 5-axis machining.

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Obama Administration: Global Economy Needs More Support

Obama Administration: Global Economy Needs More Support | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The Obama administration said Thursday that Germany, China, Japan and South Korea are four countries running large trade surpluses that need to do more to combat weak global growth.

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Study Finds Internet Of Things Vital To Future Of Transportation And Logistics Industry

Study Finds Internet Of Things Vital To Future Of Transportation And Logistics Industry | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Linconshire, IL-based Zebra Technologies Corporation, a distributor of products and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations' assets, people, and transactions, recently released survey results that found 96 percent of transportation and logistics companies agreeing that the Internet of Things is the most strategic technological initiative their organization will undertake this decade.

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New insights into graphene and organic composites in electronics

New insights into graphene and organic composites in electronics | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Chemists from Europe's Graphene Flagship review the potential for graphene-organic composite materials in electronics. The researchers show how organic semiconductors can be used to better process graphene, and to tune its properties for particular applications.

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Competitiveness in the industry: let's talk about services

Competitiveness in the industry: let's talk about services | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
How can manufacturers maintain and develop their competitive edges? What kind of industrial policy can help them when facing this challenge?
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The Swell of Automation In Manufacturing

Facilities managers have a lot on their plates keeping their property in tip-top shape and making sure essential equipment is working. At the same time, they have to balance and juggle budget concerns and compliance standards. 

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Competitiveness in the industry: let's talk about services

Competitiveness in the industry: let's talk about services | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Today, manufacturers operate in a harsh competitive environment. How can they maintain and develop their competitive edges? What kind of industrial policy can help them when facing this challenge?

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Composites key to tougher, lighter armaments

Composites key to tougher, lighter armaments | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The Army is on the cusp of revolutionizing materials that go into armament construction, making for stronger, lighter and more durable weapons, Dr. Andrew Littlefield said.

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Materials theory combines strength, stiffness and toughness of composites into a single design map

Materials theory combines strength, stiffness and toughness of composites into a single design map | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Mother-of-pearl, the iridescent layer in the shells of some mollusks, inspired a Rice University study that will help scientists and engineers judge the ultimate strength, stiffness and toughness of composite materials for anything from nanoscale electronics to buildings.

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Automotive Industry Embraces Composites : Can Aerospace Benefit?

Automotive Industry Embraces Composites : Can Aerospace Benefit? | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

To the aerospace and automotive industries, high-rate production means different things. For airframers it is hundreds of aircraft a year; for automakers hundreds of cars a day. And those vastly different outputs drive divergent choices in structural materials and manufacturing processes.

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World Industrial Fasteners Market

Worldwide demand for industrial fasteners is forecast to climb 5.4 percent annually through 2018 to $93.8 billion, accelerating from the 2008-2013 pace. Increases in motor vehicle, machinery, and other durable goods production will all support growth in fastener markets as the global economy expands and fixed investment expenditures rise. In addition, product prices will climb at a faster pace than during the 2008-2013 period, boosting demand in value terms.

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Two-Armed Robot Designed For Factory Collaboration

Two-Armed Robot Designed For Factory Collaboration | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

In science fiction, collaboration with robots ranges from friendly to disastrous. In real factories, collaboration is limited by a robot’s range and sensitivity, and keeping workers out of danger can be a challenge. 

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How Cloud Enables And Supports The Lean Warehouse

How Cloud Enables And Supports The Lean Warehouse | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

For many manufacturers and distributors, a seamless supply chain of highly efficient and tightly integrated business processes sharing a single unified source of accurate real-time data seems an unachievable goal. That’s not surprising since such organizations are struggling to gain control over their entire supply chain using a mix of disparate systems that fail to fully mesh with one another creating silos of outdated and unreliable information. 

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Plastics recyclers fighting to stay alive - Recycling International

Plastics recyclers fighting to stay alive - Recycling International | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The fall in oil prices has dragged down virgin plastic values and erased the advantage held by recyclers, the Wall Street Journal has reported. 'Many in the recycling industry are hanging by the skin of their teeth,' says Chris Collier, commercial director of CK Group. 'Everybody is desperately chasing for money to stay alive.

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Single-walled carbon nanotube composites show great promise for 'unconventional' computing

Single-walled carbon nanotube composites show great promise for  'unconventional' computing | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

As we approach the miniaturization limits of conventional electronics, alternatives to silicon-based transistors--the building blocks of the multitude of electronic devices we've come to rely on--are being hotly pursued.

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Manufacturing Engineering - Keeping Your Cool in Order To Keep Costs Down

Manufacturing Engineering - Keeping Your Cool in Order To Keep Costs Down | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The machining of blades for steam and gas turbines has long been a difficult, demanding, and costly operation. In recent years this situation has begun to change.

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Manufacturers Need to Address Safety, Health Risks

Manufacturers Need to Address Safety, Health Risks | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Manufacturing is a broad and diverse sector, in which there are often many risks to the safety and health of workers, especially where machinery or the use of chemicals is involved.

Among the industries involved in manufacturing are the chemical, electricity generation, electronics, automotive, electrical appliances and equipment, metal fabrication, metal processing, textile, building materials, rubber, food and beverages, brewing, iron and steel, milling, boiler making and smelting and foundry industries. There are many others as well.

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Durham researchers explore evolutionary electronics

Durham researchers explore evolutionary electronics | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Carbon nanotube composites that can be trained to behave in a particular way could be used to replace conventional silicon-based transistors in some electronics applications according to a group of researchers from Durham University in the UK and the University of São Paulo-USP

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NASA partnership to advance composite materials for future aircraft

NASA partnership to advance composite materials for future aircraft | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
Public-private partnership with five organizations set to advance knowledge about composite materials that could improve the performance of future aircraft.
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