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MAMBO 3D Printed Boat Made with Continuous Fiberglass Thermoset Material

Moi Composites is a start-up 3D printing company using robots and advanced composite materials to create powerful products. To create MAMBO (Motor Additive Manufacturing BOat), Moi’s team worked with expert partners in automation, composites, and the marine industry and utilized their own patented scalable 3D printing technology, Continuous Fiber Manufacturing (CFM). MAMBO’s unique shape, similar…

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Luxury 5-seat Helicopter Features High Performance Composite Fuselage

Hill Helicopters’ HX50 rotorcraft is designed specifically for private owners, delivering the ultimate in luxury while excelling in safety and performance. Hill Helicopters refers to the HX50 as a dream car that offers much more freedom. The development of this concept began in 2007 with market research, and plans are for flight testing of three…

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CAMX Opening Keynote: NASA Administrator Discusses Innovation, Collaboration

CAMX 2020 kicked off its virtual conference platform on Monday, September 21st with an out of this world discussion. Jim Bridenstine, the 13th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), took to the CAMX virtual stage as the opening keynote speaker to discuss NASA’s agenda and goals, and how composites and advanced materials…

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New Technology for Large-Scale Recycling of Composite Wind Blades

Thanks to a grant of $1.1 million from the Department of Energy’s Small Business Technology Transfer program and Wind Energy Technologies Office, the University of Tennessee (UT) partnered Carbon Rivers LLC to develop and commercialize a new glass fiber recovery technology for retired wind turbine blades. The UT and Carbon Rivers team will work with…

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Cummins, ORNL Carbon Fiber Technology Facility Collaborate to Produce Face Masks

Cummins manufactures air, fuel, and lube filtration products for diesel engines, and, like many U.S. manufacturers, when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, wanted to do something to help support healthcare providers. Not far away, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Carbon Fiber Technology Facility (CFTF) were working with Dr. Peter Tsai, inventor of N95 filter media,…