US composites institute IACMI teams has unveiled a 9 m long prototype wind blade made at its Wind Technology Area in Denver, Colorado, USA.
The prototype blade is based on an existing design from previous work conducted by the US DOE, representing a small-scale version of a utility-scale multi-megawatt blade. The new blade features innovations such as impact resistant components, continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic parts and exterior shell components produced with less than half the normal CO2 emissions commonly emitted in wind blade manufacture.
Implantable, Drug-Embedded Polymer Mesh Could Help in Battle Against Opioids
A polymer-based drug-eluting mesh that is implanted in the patient following surgery and dissolves harmlessly after its useful life could
A Prototype of a Car Bumper Made of Graphene Composite
A University of Sunderland academic working on graphene for use in the automotive industry has produced a prototype composite component.
Helios Newest Company to Replace Metal With Plastic for Paint Cans and Pails
For nearly two decades, plastic has proven to be a better alternative to metal for paint cans. Consumer complaints of rusting metal
Novel Ultrafine Polymer Fibers Stronger and Tougher Than Kevlar
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a process that can produce ultrafine fibers – with diameters
ISO 13485 Revision: Mind the Gap Analysis
Our recent interview with Garth Conrad, Vice President, Quality, at C.R. Bard, now part of BD, discussing the revision of ISO 13485, the international
Pregis Invests $1 Million in Blown Film Testing Lab to Assist Converters in Delivering Performance-Oriented Materials
Pregis LLC has invested $1 million in a new 1,000 square foot testing lab for its Grand Rapids, Michigan, blown film manufacturing facility
Thrace Plastics Co. S.A. Changes Company’s Name to “Thrace Plastics Holding And Commercial Societe Anonyme”
The societe anonyme under the name “Thrace Plastics holding and commercial societe anonyme” with the distinctive title “Thrace Plastics co.