NetComposites is leading a new collaborative R&D project aimed at developing a synthesis platform to deliver industrial quantities of graphene-filled epoxy resins for advanced composite applications.
solidThinking today announced the latest version of its solidThinking Inspire software, which allows design engineers, product designers and architects to create and investigate structurally efficient concepts quickly and easily. Traditional structural simulations allow engineers to check if a design will support the required loads. Inspire assists this process by generating a new material layout within a package space using the loads as an input.
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies, manufacturer of alternative fuel systems and clean propulsion vehicle technologies, has announced that it has developed an alternative new technology leap for lightweight carbon composite compressed natural gas and hydrogen fuel tanks utilizing selective fiber placement that leads to significant reduction in weight and cost – demonstrating more than 20% reduction in material utilization.
3D Fabrication Technology has announced a new technology that enables the company to perform precise 3D copying of parts. Robust enough to duplicate high temperature parts for aerospace and military applications, the technology is inexpensive to support rapid production in commercial applications such as automotive and medical applications.
The first A350 XWB to fly has landed back at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport France at 14.05 hours local time after successfully completing its first flight that lasted four hours and five minutes (245 minutes).
Audi has revealed its TT Ultra Quattro concept vehicle which makes use of a range of technologies to keep weight to a minimum. Use of composites, magnesium and plastics all lead to a vehicle that is 100 kg (220 lbs) lighter than the previous model.
Land Rover North America has teamed up with Architectural Digest and the New York-based design firm Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) to create a one-of-a-kind public art installation, inspired by the aluminum body of the 2013 Range Rover vehicle. The installation is on display now through Sunday, June 9, in New York City’s Meatpacking District.