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Metals, Composites
Recycled carbon fibre composite
Metals, Composites : 18 November, 2016
A product is now available that provides composite strength using reclaimed carbon fibre and thermoplastics
 
Patent defended on helmet material
Metals, Composites : 30 September, 2016
DSM Dyneema is continuing to protect its patents for material technology in pressed products used in body and vehicle armour applications
 
Customised armoured composite crew compartments
Metals, Composites : 08 June, 2015
Morgan has developed an armour system for the crew compartment of the Light Armoured Multipurpose Vehicle from Indian military vehicle supplier
 
Composite material for protective armour
Metals, Composites : 20 April, 2015
Lightweight composite material for use in armour provides multi-hit protection against IED and small or medium calibre weapons
 
UK vehicle composite lightweighting capacity increased
Metals, Composites : 02 April, 2015
Sigmatex obtains funding for generating higher volume output of composite materials for increasing capacity in reducing vehicle weight
 
Canadian plants for producing custom composite military components combined
Metals, Composites : 29 November, 2014
Morgan Advanced Materials (Morgan) has relocated its Composites and Defence Systems business to Burlington, Ontario, which is an existing Morgan manufacturing site. Relocating to this site will offer increased capabilities for advanced composite hard armour, soldier systems, vehicle armour, lightweight vehicle technology, and aerospace armour.
 
Investment helps optimise service to aerospace and industrial gas turbine sectors
Metals, Composites : 24 October, 2014
A substantial six-figure investment by Morgan Advanced Materials in both people and equipment at its UK-based Certech sites is enhancing the company’s offering to industrial sectors including aerospace and industrial gas turbines.
 
Nadcap Aerospace Accreditation brings business boost
Metals, Composites : 24 October, 2014
The Technical Services Division of Yorkshire metallurgical specialist Keighley Laboratories was awarded world-class Nadcap accreditation for a Materials Testing Laboratory (MTL) last year, in the process achieving coveted Merit Status for a superior audit performance. As a result of this achievement and a consequent uplift in its worldwide industry profile, the division recorded an increase in sales in excess of 30%, with orders coming from as far afield as China. It is also reporting new business from the United Arab Emirates, which is set to become a global aerospace hub, as well as from the length and breadth of the UK.
 
Customised military armoured composite crew compartments
Metals, Composites : 04 October, 2014
Morgan Advanced Materials announces that its composites are being used in customised armoured composite crew compartments, ideal for reconnaissance and tactical vehicles, as well as for Special Forces vehicles.
 
Composites and armouring appointment
Metals, Composites : 04 April, 2014
Advanced composite materials supplier to the defence industry has hired a new business development director for composites and armouring
 
Composite-titanium seat wins aviation award
Metals, Composites : 18 March, 2014
A titanium aircraft passenger seat using composite materials from TenCate has won an aircraft interiors award for significant weight reduction
 
New Kevlar products for protective armour
Metals, Composites : 20 November, 2013
DuPont is attending Milipol 2013 with its new range of Kevlar fibre products used for body armour protection for police and military personnel
 
Materials with ballistics resistance on show at DSEI 2013
Metals, Composites : 05 September, 2013
GKN Aerospace is attending DSEI 2013 with its range of materials for providing protection to fuel systems and window transparencies in military systems
 
Composite materials undergo hyperbaric trials for Royal Navy
Metals, Composites : 21 January, 2013
The MOD's trials of composite materials for use by the Royal Navy's fleet of submarines is being supported at Haslar by Qinetiq
 
Lightweight ballistic protection material consortium formed
Metals, Composites : 12 November, 2012
A research project involving TPS has been created to develop a new lightweight material for providing ballistic survivability
 
Carbon Composite Contract For A350 XWB
Metals, Composites : 08 November, 2010
The new Airbus A350 XWB will use carbon fabric laminates from TenCate for stiffening the aircraft structure
 
Carbon Nanotube Sheet Follow-On Order From US Air Force
Metals, Composites : 26 August, 2010
Nanocomp Technologies will continue to ramp up production and optimise the properties of its carbon nanotube sheet material under new order from the US Air Force for the materials
 
Metal Market Award For Latrobe Specialty Steel
Metals, Composites : 28 June, 2010
Steel company picks up award for operational improvements with vast improvements in lead times due to increased vacuum melted steel capacity
 
Advanced Composite Material For Military Vehicle Protection
Metals, Composites : 24 June, 2010
DuPont uses Eurosatory show to launch Kevlar ACV thermoplastic protection material designed for use on armouring military vehicles
 
Hard Alloy Aluminium Extrusion Report Available
Metals, Composites : 04 June, 2010
Taber Extrusions has made a report available on hard alloy capabilities and the use of aluminium extrusions in the aerospace industry
 
Contract For The Development of Armour Composites
Metals, Composites : 03 June, 2010
Lockheed Martin subsidiary joins Owens Corning for the development of composite materials to be used as carbon-enhanced reinforcements for defence armour applications
 
Nanotube Commercialisation Success Recognition
Metals, Composites : 21 April, 2010
Nanocomp Technologies has demonstrated its capability of delivering nanotube materials in commercial quantities for use in such applications as body armour and wiring
 
Aluminium Lithium Material Used On NASA Tank Dome
Metals, Composites : 01 April, 2010
A spun-form dome at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Centre was friction stir welded using Aluminium Lithium plate from Alcoa
 
White Paper Covers Marine and Military Aluminium Extrusions
Metals, Composites : 12 March, 2010
The characteristics of the 5000 Series aluminium extrusions from Taber Extrusions are detailed in a white paper released for providing information to marine and military users of the material
 
Boeing Awards Composite Technology Contract to KaZaK
Metals, Composites : 10 March, 2010
Development program to focus on composite materials for use in UAV housings for miniature weapons technology
 
Innovation Award for Cytec From Alenia Aeronautica
Metals, Composites : 08 March, 2010
Composite electrical properties improvements lead to award from Alenia Aeronautica for innovation in aerospace structures
 
Aluminium Alloy Military Vehicle Armour Plate
Metals, Composites : 26 February, 2010
The AUSA Winter Exhibition sees the introduction of the new C79A armour plate from Alcoa Defense made from Aluminium alloy for use on military vehicles
 
Composites from ATK used in Solar Dynamics Observatory Launch
Metals, Composites : 12 February, 2010
Alliant Techsystems have supplied the complex composite technology used for the launch of the Atlas V rocket to put the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory in space
 
Bombardier to take Carbon Fibre Composites for Learjet 85
Metals, Composites : 04 February, 2010
Composite Materials from Cytec Industries to be used on the CSeries and Learjet 85 models from Bombardier
 
Nano-composite Research Examines New Materials for Vehicle Construction
Metals, Composites : 21 January, 2010
Oshkosh has been selected as part of a consortium to develop new materials for the production of high strength magnesium and aluminium alloy castings based on nano-composites
 
USS Independence uses aluminium trimaran hull
Metals, Composites : 18 January, 2010
Unique hull design for vessels destined to protect coastal and littoral waters constructed from Alcoa Defense aluminium delivering lightweight manoeuvrability
 
Composite ballistic screen design complete for US Navy
Metals, Composites : 03 December, 2009
Raytheon IDS and KaZaK Composites have completed the design work on a composite ballistic screen that is set to save the US Navy millions of dollars
 
National Composites Centre close to GKN Aerospace facilities
Metals, Composites : 27 November, 2009
GKN and its industry partners are celebrating the Governments plans for a National Composites centre to be established near their facilities in the South of England
 
Shiv Om Brass
Metals, Composites : 11 August, 2009
Company introduction
 
Conex Metals (India)
Metals, Composites : 30 July, 2009
Introduction to the company
 
GKN Aerospace - Latest newsnew
Metals, Composites : 12 June, 2009
GKN Aerospace engineers drive technologies forward, achieving performance results across aerostructures and aero-engines.
 
SAMPE award recognises achievements of GKN Aerospace Chief Technologist
Metals, Composites : 19 May, 2009
Phil Grainger, Senior Technical Director and Chief Technologist at GKN Aerospace has been honoured with an award from the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE).
 
GKN Aerospace brings latest transparent armour developments to IDEX, 2009
Metals, Composites : 21 February, 2009
Among the products on display at IDEX, 2009 this month, GKN Aerospace is exhibiting developments in transparent armour which provide critical protection from side blast impact whilst retaining all conventional ballistic protection levels. Early production examples of these systems are now entering service with governments and aid agencies internationally.
 
GKN Aerospace offers swift, cost-effective composite repair solution
Metals, Composites : 22 September, 2008
With the growing use of composites within the airframe, swift and efficient repair services are of critical importance.
 
GKN Aerospace - Progress on the Integrated Wing composites research programme
Metals, Composites : 07 August, 2008
The GKN Aerospace team in the Company's Composites Research Centre is in the final stages of work on the three year Integrated Wing, Advanced Technology Verification Programme (IW-ATVP) which is trialling multiple new manufacturing processes for composite aircraft wing ribs, skins and spars
 
Caparo brings lightweight technologies to the frontline
Metals, Composites : 09 July, 2008
New carbon composite materials ready for action
 
Joint venture for composite materials in aero engine fan blades
Metals, Composites : 11 June, 2008
GKN Aerospace has established a joint venture with Rolls-Royce to carry out research and development into the use of composite materials in aero engine fan blades.
 
Rapid Deposition of Composite Materials Increases by a Factor of 40
Metals, Composites : 29 May, 2008
With more of the airframe content manufactured from composite materials and the aero-engines market now looking more closely at the benefits of using composites, GKN Aerospace is developing and evolving automated processes to allow complex structures, whether flat or curved, for airframe or engine, to be produced swiftly, to a consistent standard, and cost effectively.
 
STANAG LEVEL 1 PROTECTION AT 29KG PER SQ MTR
Metals, Composites : 16 May, 2008
AML UK now have a lightweight protection solution tested to STANAG Level 1.
 
 
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