Industry News – Composites UK

RECOMP Returns as a Two-Day Event this November

RECOMP – Reuse and Recycling of Composites – returns for its 3rd edition as a two-day event this November Being held at the University of Warwick on 27th and 28th November, the event looks at the repurposing & recycling activity growing and accelerating in the UK composites industry and beyond. All industries urgently need to […]

Sigmatex Achieves Prestigious IATF 16949Certification For UK Operation

Sigmatex, one of the world’s leading producers of carbon fibre textiles, has achieved IATF 16949 Certification for its UK manufacturing operation. The Runcorn-based business has secured the prestigious ISO technical specification endorsing its rigorous automotive quality system standards throughout its manufacturing processes. Commenting on the award of the much sought after industry-recognised standard, CEO Paul […]

CLAWVAC CP B – The New Claw Vacuum Pumpfrom Leybold For Robust Industrial Applications

Robust, durable and reliable Vacuum specialist Leybold has added a new model to its proven CLAWVAC dry claw vacuum pump series – the CLAWVAC CP B. This innovative rough vacuum pump, designed for robust processes including foodprocessing, materials handling and environmental industries, is powerful, energy efficient and easy to clean. Precise and trouble-free operation under […]

Airframe Designs Takes 3D scanning To New Levels

Aerospace specialist Airframe Designs is helping to solve major challenges for its customers by offering new levels of 3D scanning as it expands its services. The company offers in-depth scanning with speed and accuracy, capable of capturing the geometry and creating digital twin data-sets of entire aircraft, assessing corrosion or other kinds of visible damage, […]

Pushing The Limits Of Urban Mobility: An Innovative Collaboration between Andrea Mocellinand DEXET Technologies

Independent mobility designer Andrea Mocellin and lightweighting experts DEXET Technologies have partnered once again, this time to work on a concept feasibility study for a new, ultra-efficient, single-seater electric vehicle. The goal? To challenge existing assumptions about the aerodynamics, design, and efficiency of compact electric vehicles. The idea for the vehicle was sparked by London’s […]

New Board of Directors Announced

At its Annual General Meeting on 13th May, Composites UK announced the six people nominated onto its Board of Directors this year by its member companies. The Board is made up of 11 Directors (plus others who are co-opted in specialist areas) who are members of Composites UK themselves. Each Board Director is nominated for […]

Pushing The Boundaries With Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing is emerging as a game-changing technology in the aerospace and related industries. Here, Garry Sellick, additive manufacturing manager at Airframe Designs, looks at the pace of change and the opportunities it presents. As the aviation industry tries to keep pace with rapidly emerging technologies, it should grasp the opportunities they present.At Airframe Designs, […]

£14M Boost For Next Generation Manufacturing

A trio of manufacturing related research initiatives led by the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) have received a £14 million funding boost through Glasgow City Region Innovation Accelerator programme. The three projects will accelerate productivity and sustainability across local manufacturing and engineering specialists, with smaller businesses working alongside partners including Boeing, SSE Renewables, Howden, Thales […]

Update on the Raw Materials Market – May 2024

The latter half of 2023 saw a generally flat demand across Europe and the UK coupled with an improvement in more reliable availability of most raw materials. It is worth considering that almost all raw materials, or constituent elements, are sourced from abroad, particularly Europe and the Far East. Even with the impact and added […]