Students Build Large Powerboat
06/01/01 A group of students from the Savannah College of Art and Design are building a 21 foot power boat. They built their own molds, and are laying up the fiberglass boat using a vacuum infusion process.
Retrofitting Sewer Lines
06/01/01 In a subdivision near Detroit, leaky sewer lines were repaired by installing a felt/resin tube and curing with hot water. The repairs were done without any digging.
More Composites in Formula 1 Cars
06/01/01 New brake ducts on the Ferrari 2001 cars are just one example of the increasing use of composites in F1 cars. More composites are also being used in suspension systems.
Generating Electricity from Shoes
06/01/01 While performing research into artificial muscles, researches at SRI International discovered the devices could be used to generate power. Small inserts in shoes could provide electricity for low power devices while walking or jogging.
Highly Accurate Optical Lathe
06/01/01 Lawrence Livermore National Lab's diamond lathe can turn optics to within an accuracy of 28 nanometers. At that precision, even the body heat of a machinist can ruin a part.
Spider Silk from Plants
06/01/01 Researchers have been able to genetically engineer potato and tobacco plants to produce spider silk proteins. This approach promises to be cheaper than producing the proteins from animals such as goats.
Business History of 3Tex
06/01/01 A look at how composite manufacturer 3Tex got started, and how the current business climate is shaping up for them.
Vibration Strengthens Injection Molded Plastics
05/29/01 A research team at Lehigh University has found that injection molded plastics can be strengthened by vibrating the feed screw.
Global Hawk Clocks 1000 Flight Hours
05/29/01 The Global Hawk UAV exceeded 1000 flight hours during its 81st flight while participating in joint US-Australian wargames in Australia.
Students Build Fiberglass Eagle
05/29/01 Students at Springstead High in Florida have a new mascot to replace their old one. They built the eagle in a construction class, using foam and fiberglass over a steel frame.
Detailed Information about Quickstep Rapid Curing Process
05/23/01 The new Quickstep curing process can achieve autoclave quality composite parts at pressures of only 1-4 psi and in times of less than one hour.
Ceramic Foam Provides Safe Alternative to Asbestos
05/23/01 A new ceramic foam developed in Israel provides a safe alternative to asbestors for high temperature insulation.
NASA Awards Space Launch Initiative Contracts
05/23/01 NASA has made awards to 22 contractorsunder the Space Launch Initiative, a program to develop the next generation of reusable space vehicles. Related story (subscription required).
X-40A Completes Final Free Flight
05/23/01 NASA's X-40A test vehicle successfully completed its seventh and final free flight on 19 May.
Alliant Techsystems Names VP of Washington D.C. Operations
05/23/01 Alliant Techsystems has John E. Gordon, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired), vice president, Washington D.C. Operations.
M.C. Gill to Purchase Alcore from ATP
05/23/01 Advanced Technical Products has signed a definitive purchase agreement with M.C. Gill covering certain assets and the stock of Alcore.
Class Action Suit Targets Owens Corning
05/23/01 Dwyer & Collora has filed a class action suit against Owens Corning on behalf of certain bond holders.
Electrochromic Polymer Films Display Wide Variety of Colors
05/23/01 Electrochromic polymer films can display a wide variety of colors when subjected to an electric current. Applications include windows that can be turned opaque and very thin message signs.
Heat-Treated Wood Provides Alternative to Hardwood
05/23/01 Heat treating soft lumber provides rot resistance and dimensional stability, allowing it to be used in place of traditional hardwoods.
Rapid Prototyping Using Metal
05/22/01 The IFAM research group in Bremen has developed a rapid prototyping process that allows complex metal workpieces to be printed out directly from CAD data.
Update on X-37 Reusable Spaceplane Program
05/21/01 Boeing reports that it is making good progress on the X-37 reusable spaceplane program. Eighty-five percent of the composite parts are fabricated, and final assembly of the fuselage structure began in April.
New AOC Resins Meet Flame Resistance Ratings without Fillers
05/21/01 Two new low-styrene resins from AOC meet ASTM E 84 Class 1 flame spread and smoke ratings without the use of flame-retardant fillers.
AOC Appoints New Business Manager
05/21/01 AOC has appointed Jeff Dommeyer new Business Manager - Colorants/Non Reinforced Open Mold for AOC.
Gaynor Kelley to Retire from ATK Board of Directors
05/21/01 Gaynor Kelley will not stand for reelection to the ATK board of directors in compliance with the company's corporate governance policy regarding mandatory director retirement age.
QUANTUM Receives Award for Hydrogen Storage Tank
05/21/01 QUANTUM Technologies has received a Technology Innovation Award for its composite hydrogen storage tank.
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