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Lightweighting

Frewer Engineering's Advanced Composites Division Remain Busy in Lightweighting

Frewer Engineering's Advanced Composites Division remain very busy in the field of lightweight are - structures in carbon composite materials.

This challenging area involves designing structures that are resistant to the aero loads imposed, along...

Optimising Weight with FEA

Frewer Engineering's Advanced Composites Division has been using finite element analysis (FEA) in optimising the weight of high integrity structures for components subjected to severe environmental conditions and/or loadings.

From the design of large-scale lightweight...

Bright Future for Formaplex as Demand for Lightweighting Grows in Multiple Sectors

Lightweight engineering specialist Formaplex has strengthened its Design Engineering Services (DES) division with the creation of a ‘Tooling Centre of Excellence’ as the company continues its programme of investment and growth.

Portsmouth-based Formaplex has a...

Forming Partnerships through Composites UK - Cecence and AeroCoach

AeroCoach approached Composites UK looking for help to find a composite company to help them optimise their range of lightweight carbon components.

Composites UK introduced them to composite innovators Cecence - a member of the...

Fire Retardant Bio-Based Prepreg used for Lightweight Train Seating Support

Composites Evolution, Bercella and Element Materials Technology (Element) have successfully completed the development and testing of a composite cantilever support for rail passenger seating.
The component, which is 1 meter long but weighs less...

Scott Bader’s Crestapol® 1261 Resin Helps Deliver Strength and Weight Saving to the Galeon 640 FLY Yacht

The flybridge of Galeon’s new 640 FLY yacht superstructure would typically be produced using standard resin with glass fibre and supported by metal pillar structures at the rear of the boat. The engineering team from...

Microtex Advanced Composites Specified in the World’s Lightest Folding Bike

UK-based startup, Hummingbird Bike Company, sought to simplify multi-modal transportation away from the heavy, inconvenient sized and uncomfortable norm. Their quest led them to design a more compact and robust, composites-intensive folding bike. Made primarily...

Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Helps Luxury Car Maker to Reduce Weight

The Composite Centre at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is installing a unique, high pressure press as part of a project to help luxury car manufacturer Bentley reduce weight and greenhouse...

GALM Returns With An Extended Three-Day Format, New Location And Revamped Agenda

The 5th Annual GALM Europe 2016 edition is coming to Birmingham for the first time and brings its legacy of up-to-date practical case studies and the presentaton of innovative weight & cost reduction solutions for...

Bentley, Emerald Automotive and Nissan all set to benefit from the Lightweighting Excellence Programme

Three UK-based automotive OEMs - Bentley Motors, Emerald Automotive and Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) – are working closely with the Lightweighting Excellence Programme (LX) in order to achieve vehicle weight reduction.

The LX consortium is seeking...

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