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Straight ACE for the Mark One
Saturday, 25 October 2014

alt MarkForged has received an Award for Composites Excellence (ACE) from the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), for its development of the first 3D printer that can continuously accommodate carbon fibre, Kevlar and glass. 

Designed to print with parts with the strength of metal, the Mark One printer employs a patent pending composite filament fabrication (CFF) print head alongside an FFF (fused filament fabrication) printhead, to allow functional parts to be created by combining a proprietary nylon with continuous fibre filaments.  Read More >>


Welcome to Ecocomposites

The increasing replacement of metals and wood with composites is intrinsically environmentally responsible.
Composites allow structures to shed weight, and as a consequence have a big role to play in reducing both the use of petrochemicals and CO2 emissions
cross a wide range of end-use industries.

However, many other developments are taking place in the composites industry. They involve, for example, the development of natural and bio-based fibres and resins, along with cleaner and more efficient processes.
You’ll find all the news of this drive towards a greener tomorrow right here.

Adrian Wilson, editor

Single-step injection moulded parts

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

article thumbnailRocTool, the French specialist in technologies for the rapid moulding of composites and plastic injection has signed a global license agreement with Flextronics, a provider of global end-to-end...

Airbus explores shape-changing carbon

Friday, 17 October 2014

article thumbnailShape-shifting materials that could make aircraft simpler and lighter, potentially saving fuel, are being developed by Airbus and researchers at MIT. Made of carbon fibre composites, the materials...


Major UK expansion for TenCate

Monday, 06 October 2014

TenCate Advanced Composites is planning a significant investment in expansion at its plant in Langley Mill, Nottingham in the UK.  It’s planned that the site will be a centre of excellence for...

New carbon for Europe

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

article thumbnailHexcel Corporation will expand its carbon fibre production capacity through the addition of new precursor and carbon fibre lines in Roussillon, France. The $250 million investment will also include ...