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Solvay Receives Grant to Develop Lightweight Composite Technologies with Bentley & Penso

Solvay has announced it is to be part of a consortium partnership with Bentley  and Penso, that has been awarded a multi-million pound grant by the UK government Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) for the Flexible Lightweight Architecture for Volume Applications (FLAVA) automotive project.

FLAVA will develop the composite design, material and manufacturing technologies required to implement a modular, multi-material Body-In-White structure suited for large production volume.

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Global Automotive Composites Market Share to reach $8.22 Billion by 2021

Global Automotive Composites Market Share to reach $8.22 Billion by 2021 | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The study concludes that the global automotive composites market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.3% between 2016 and 2021. The market revenue of $5.12 billion in 2015 is expected to grow up to $8.22 billion by 2021.

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LASIMM Project is Poised to Usher in a New Era of Hybrid Additive Manufacturing

LASIMM Project is Poised to Usher in a New Era of Hybrid Additive Manufacturing | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Begun in October of 2016, LASIMM is an acronym for Large Additive Subtractive Integrated Modular Machine, and is focused on the development of a large-scale manufacturing machine that combines multiple additive and subtractive technologies.

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Mikrosam expands and upgrades composites lab

Mikrosam, a leader in innovative composite manufacturing solutions presented its new fully modernized lab facility at this year’s JEC World show, which concluded in Paris, last month.

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TPI Composites expands its relationship with Gamesa and signs new supply agreement in Turkey

TPI Composites expands its relationship with Gamesa and signs new supply agreement in Turkey | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

TPI Composites, Inc., (TPI), the largest U.S.-based independent manufacturer of composite wind blades, announced today that it has entered into a long-term agreement with Gamesa to supply wind blades from its new manufacturing facility in Izmir, Turkey through 2022.

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Massive aerospace castings

Massive aerospace castings | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

A casting facility that can produce some of the biggest titanium aerospace components is now up and running at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

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Composites UK to welcome Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover and more at upcoming May events

Composites UK to welcome Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover and more at upcoming May events | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites supply chain, will be hosting two events in May 2017 with some big name speakers.

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Sedric forms a canvas for the autonomous VW Group car of the future

Sedric forms a canvas for the autonomous VW Group car of the future | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Although the VW Group has mastered the art of platform sharing, the seven manufacturers under its umbrella go to great lengths to differentiate their vehicles. The latest concept to come from Volkswagen throws that approach out, acting as a base for the Group to develop ideas about autonomy.


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Robots with legs are getting ready to walk among us

Robots with legs are getting ready to walk among us | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Bipedal bots have been a dream for years, but are now more mobile than ever before.


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Silent witness of the composites industry

Silent witness of the composites industry | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Characterising and investigating composite material properties relies on modern equipment and the expertise of skilled materials scientists. But what types of testing do laboratories conduct and why is it so important?

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Global Industrial Fasteners Market will increase $105 Bn by 2020

According to a report, global industrial fasteners market was valued at around USD 76.50 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach USD 105.0 billion in 2020, growing at a CAGR of around 5.4% between 2015 and 2020.

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Crossrail train order for MTL

Crossrail train order for MTL | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Rotherham based metal manufacturing specialist, MTL Advanced, has won a significant order to supply complex safety critical fabrications to a leading rail industry OEM which will ultimately be used for the London Crossrail project. 

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Airbus 2016 orders beat Boeing’s

Airbus 2016 orders beat Boeing’s | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The competition titans of the aircraft industry released its 2016 reports for orders, deliveries and backlogs for 2016. While both aircraft makers posted strong numbers, Airbus (Toulouse, France) had 731 net orders to Boeing’s (Seattle, Wash.) 688. Airbus jumped ahead of Boeing when it booked a sale for 98 airplanes to Iran in December.  

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Triumph secures follow-on contract to supply composite parts for the 787 Dreamliner

Triumph secures follow-on contract to supply composite parts for the 787 Dreamliner | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Triumph will produce and deliver composite details and assemblies for the 787 section 47/48 fuselage assembled in Charleston, SC.

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Ashland to acquire composites manufacturing facility in France from Reichhold

Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) today announced that it has made a binding offer to acquire a composites resin manufacturing facility in Etain, France, from Reichhold Holdings International B.V. The transaction, which is subject to customary regulatory approvals, is expected to be completed by the end of June.

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Railway Composites Market Set to Surge Significantly During, 2016-2026

Railway composites provide considerable flexibility in train design and helps in the optimization of train performance.

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Elon Musk’s latest project: linking brains to computers

Elon Musk’s latest project: linking brains to computers | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Building a mass-market electric vehicle and colonizing Mars aren’t ambitious enough for Elon Musk. The billionaire entrepreneur now wants to merge computers with human brains to help people keep up with machines.


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Magna brings carbon fibre composites into vehicle structure with innovative subframe - Composites in Manufacturing Magazine

Magna brings carbon fibre composites into vehicle structure with innovative subframe - Composites in Manufacturing Magazine | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

In pursuit of lower vehicle weight to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency, Magna International, in cooperation with Ford Motor Company, developed a prototype carbon fibre composite subframe which reduces mass by 34% compared to making a stamped steel equivalent.

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Petition to Save the Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Petition to Save the Whitechapel Bell Foundry | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The Whitechapel Bell Foundry was the birthplace of Big Ben and the USA's Liberty Bell. Bells have been made continuously in Whitechapel since the 1570s, making it just one of two remaining bell foundries in Britain and reportedly the oldest manufacturing company in the UK.

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First ever built composite bridge turns 25

First ever built composite bridge turns 25 | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The Aberfeldy Footbridge across the river Tay in Perthshire, Scotland, had previously a title of the longest FRP span bridge in the world.

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Making and shaping the mould

Making and shaping the mould | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Forming large workpieces for mould manufacturing requires machining technology on a big scale. Ed Hill hears how investment in a new CMS Poseidon 5-axis machining centre is helping one UK subcontractor expand its business in more ways than one.

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Casting Oscar: Foundry creates each statuette as work of art

Casting Oscar: Foundry creates each statuette as work of art | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Every Oscar fist-pumped or tearfully cradled by Academy Award winners is first cast, buffed and fussed over at a foundry far from Hollywood.

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USA: composites build a staircase to education

The ultra-modern A. Alfred Taubman Complex will soon offer a source of daily inspiration for engineering and architecture students of Lawrence Technological University in Michigan, USA. The centerpiece of the new, three-story structure will be a uniquely designed spherical stairwell built from FRP composite materials.

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Dutch company 3D4Makers creates stronger 3D printing materials with pioneering air jet extrusion system

Dutch company 3D4Makers creates stronger 3D printing materials with pioneering air jet extrusion system | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
3D4Makers, a Netherlands-based developer of 3D printing materials, has devised a new way to extrude filament that does not require water. The company's multiple jet air cooling system can cool extruded 3D printing filament as effectively as water while reducing overall production time.

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Five-face machining benefits

Five-face machining benefits | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The new Wele bridge-type machining centre from 2D CNC Machinery gives Glassworks Hounsell a 5-face processing capability that has enabled it combine, for instance, six or seven operations into just two. It is helping the business expand its subcontract production services into other areas and attracting new customers. 

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