<!-- -->Motivation is a global disability charity that provides wheelchairs, training, and services to disabled people in low- and middle-income countries. More than 75 million people worldwide need a wheelchair, and 80% live in developing countries. Motivation partnered with the National Composites Centre (NCC) to design an...
<!-- -->Lockheed Martin and General Motors are working together to develop lunar rovers to allow Artemis astronauts to explore the 95% of the Moon’s surface that has as of yet been unseen.The rovers will be driver-optional with an autonomous feature available allowing the vehicle to assess a...
<!-- -->Partnering with Glosten, a design and consulting firm in the marine industry, and PelaStar, developer of the tension-leg platform floating wind turbine foundation, GE is designing and developing controls to support an offshore turbine structure that could be as large as 850+ feet.Designing the controls system...
<!-- -->Using Arevo’s continuous industrial grade thermoplastic carbon fiber composite materials, Branch Creative designed the Scotsman electric scooter with both urban commuters and recreational riders in mind. Thanks to the composite materials, the Scotsman is impact resistant and light weight.The handlebar, stem, and baseboard of the scooter...
<!-- -->The use of Continuous Composites’ proprietary Continuous Fiber 3D Printing (CF3D) process allowed Siemens energy to replace a metallic generator component with a component built of composite materials. In conjunction with Arkema, a new special thermoset Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) was developed for the project....
<!-- -->The ALIA composite manned electric aircraft from BETA Technologies has been approved by the U.S. Air Force to fly in its Agility Prime program. AFWERX Agility Prime is a non-traditional program bringing together industry, investors, and government to establish safety and security standards while accelerating commercialization...
<!-- -->Italdesign and Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) will work together to build an upper premium electric vehicle (EV), combining WAE’s state-of-the-art composite electric vehicle rolling chassis, the EVX, with Italdesign’s vehicle design expertise. The base will allow the build of a range of upper premium EVs including...
<!-- -->For outdoor enthusiasts, GEO-cab is now offering the Badger camper that installs directly to the source vehicle, even a smaller truck or SUV like a Ford Bronco or Jeep Gladiator.  And the Badger is lightweight and strong thanks to carbon fiber construction.GEO-cab is...
<!-- -->Global shortages are hitting virtually every part of the composite supply chain. Prices are rising, and emerging industries are pushing the limits of available materials. With the supply chain causing concern well before the global COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc by shutting down borders, manufacturers have begun...
<!-- -->Sustainability has become a watchword for businesses in the 2020s. Consumers want the companies they deal with to use sustainable practices, while governments are adopting policies holding corporations responsible for their products’ environmental impact from manufacturing through end of use.The composites industry is responding to the...