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Hyson Products Partners with Komatsu to Introduce New Servo Press Cushion

Hyson Products Partners with Komatsu to Introduce New Servo Press Cushion | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Hyson Products, a business of Barnes Group Inc. (NYS: B) , is partnering with Komatsu to introduce Hyson's new Servo Press Cushion to the manufacturing industry. The introduction will be made at FabTech - North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, on November 12th to November 14th, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Breakthrough for FRP composites to replace steel hatches on ships

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden helps gain approval for cargo ship to replace steel hatches with fiber-reinforced composites, reducing weight and eliminating corrosion.

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Samsung drops Qualcomm processors in next Galaxy S

Samsung drops Qualcomm processors in next Galaxy S | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will not use Qualcomm Inc's processors for the next version of the South Korean technology giant's flagship Galaxy S smartphone, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing unidentified sources.

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The value of composites in aeroengines

The value of composites in aeroengines | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

CompositesWorld takes a closer look at the value of composites used in 10 major aircraft engine platforms.

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Airbus Turns to New Recyclable Composites

Airbus Turns to New Recyclable Composites | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Airbus is working to maximize benefit of thermoplastic Carbon-Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) material in aircraft production. 

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Samsung Electronics ponders stock split to appease investors

Samsung Electronics ponders stock split to appease investors | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is considering a stock split, a company executive said on Tuesday, as sliding profits put pressure on the firm to keep investors happy.

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Advanced composites receive $259-million investment to cut time from concept to prototype

Advanced composites receive $259-million investment to cut time from concept to prototype | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Last week, the White House announced a new $259-million public-private partnership in the creation of the Department of Energy’s Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), which will be led by and headquartered at the University of Tennessee.

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Scientists mix carbon fibre & hemp for lighter auto parts

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research have found that blending carbon fibres and hemp, cotton, or wood fibres, offer extremely light yet very sturdy components for automobile bodies.

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Recent Composites Market Survey shows overall positive market outlook

Fibre-reinforced plastics/composites are offering great development potential in a wide range of applications, ranging from automotive industry and construction to aviation and electronics, due to their versatility, according to the trade association Composites Germany.

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Building a More Competitive American Manufacturing Industry with Advanced Composites

Building a More Competitive American Manufacturing Industry with Advanced Composites | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Three times as strong and twice as light as the lightest commonly used metals, advanced composites have the potential to revolutionize advanced manufacturing, transforming clean energy products from wind turbines to next-generation passenger vehicles that are made in America. 

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Plastics - Citadel opens new facility in Changshu, China

Citadel Plastics Holdings Inc. (West Chicago, IL, US), a global provider of thermoplastic and engineered composite compounds, reported on Jan. 13 that it has opened a new manufacturing facility in Changshu, a city in the Jiangsu Province of China, as part of a joint venture with EMEI Group.

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German composite firms on the hunt for staff

A new survey has found that the number of composites firms in Germany that are generally positive about the current economic climate is slightly down on the last time such research was carried out, but that more firms expect to boost their staff numbers in 2015.

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Sandvik Looks to Utilize 3-D Printing in Mining Equipment

As 3-D printing continues to skyrocket in popularity, appealing to numerous industries around the world, one mining equipment manufacturer is putting the technology to use.

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Scientific molding slowly making progress in plastics processing

Scientific molding slowly making progress in plastics processing | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

John Beaumont, President of Beaumont Technologies Inc. (Erie, PA), was recently elected to the Plastics Pioneers Association. His contributions to plastics processing are many, and he's dedicated to the science of molding.PlasticsToday's Clare Goldsberry sat down with Beaumont recently to discuss why the industry has been so slow to adopt scientific principles when polymer developments and machine technologies have advanced so far over the past two decades.

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University of Tennessee to lead national composites institute in US

University of Tennessee to lead national composites institute in US | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has received a $70 mn commitment from the US Department of Energy (DOE) and $189 million from IACMI's partners.

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Composites Hit the Road to Replace Steel in Manhole Covers

Structural Science Composites (SSC) Ltd. has developed manhole and drain covers to replace the traditional steel covers on roadways in England.

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Conductive Composites to make nickel plated fiber for ElectriPlast

Integral Technologies Inc and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast Corp has signed an agreement with nickel plated carbon fiber (NiC) manufacturer, Conductive Composites.
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Hungary produces first plastic electric bus

Hungarian­-owned company Evopro Holding Zrt have produced the world’s first electric plastic bus, the Modulos. 

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Johnson Controls slashes seat weight thanks to composites

Global interior auto supplier Johnson Controls has reduced the use of metal in seat structures, making them substantially lighter but still capable of meeting strength requirements in crash tests.

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Record sales reflect China's progress in robotics industry

Record sales reflect China's progress in robotics industry | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Sales of industrial robots in China overtook Japan in 2013 and may have reached 45,000 units in 2014, a breakthrough after 30 years of development.

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Composites Germany reports positive outlook

Trade association Composites Germany has released the results of its fourth six month survey on developments in composites, which indicate respondents see the current economic situation as positive despite a slight dip from the previous survey.

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"Greening" The Manufacturing Industry

"Greening" The Manufacturing Industry | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Going “green” is not only good for the environment—it is also good for the wallet in the long run, and it helps boost the social capital of a company.

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Global patents reflect advances in connected and self-driving cars

Global patents reflect advances in connected and self-driving cars | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Technology advances in telematics and driver assistance systems are gathering steam as the enablers of future connected and self-driving cars, according to an analysis of global patent applications released Monday.

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What Will Drive Composites Growth in 2015?

Within aerospace, composite materials demand grew by 10.7 percent in 2014. 

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Detroit Auto Show: Meet Strati, World's First 3D-Printed Car by Local Motors

Detroit Auto Show: Meet Strati, World's First 3D-Printed Car by Local Motors | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The future of cars, according to one innovative startup, is 3D printing. Will plastic cars be able to elicit mass appeal?

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Sandvik Pushes 3-D Printing to Create Fuel Tubes, Drilling Gear

Sandvik AB (SAND) is boosting research spending on 3-D printing as the world’s largest maker of metal-cutting tools expands capabilities in a market set to grow ninefold to $21 billion in a decade.

The company is hiring staff for a new 3-D printing research and development center in Sandviken,SwedenMikael Schuisky, operations manager for additive manufacturing, said in an interview. The team will unify 3-D initiatives across the business and examine how the technology can be used in its production of everything from mining drill rigs to fuel tubes for nuclear power plants.

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