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TRENDS AUGUST 2018 16 CompositesWorld MONTH IN REVIEW TPI Composites and Vestas add two production lines in Mexico The companies will add two more V136 blade manufacturing lines (two were added in April, for a total of six, under an existing multiyear supply agreement. 07/10/18 | General Atomics maximizes fuel capacity for US Navy's first carrier-based UAV General Atomics uses advanced composites expertise to develop integrated fuel tanks in MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling vehicle test article. 07/09/18 | FACC composite technology plays role in new Pearl 15 engine FACC has supplied composite components for the bypass ducts for Rolls-Royce's newest line of jet aircraft engines. 07/09/18 | MHI Vestas 9.5-MW offshore wind turbine receives final certification The world's most powerful commercially available wind turbine receives an S-class type certificate, clearing the way for installations to begin in late 2019. 07/06/18 | BASF expands 3D printing operations with two manufacturer acquisitions The company is integrating Advanc3D Materials GmbH and Setup Performance SAS into its subsidiary, BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH. 07/06/18 | Notes about newsworthy events recently covered on the CW Web site. For more information about an item, key its link into your browser. Up-to-the-minute news | Airborne Oil & Gas begins TCP riser qualification program in South America The thermoplastic composite pipe riser qualification program is aimed at operators with international deepwater applications. 07/05/18 | Facebook ceases Aquila drone development The company puts an end to its carbon fiber WiFi drone program, opting instead to partner with aviation companies that are also working to develop the technology. 07/03/18 | Owens Corning partners with CPIC to support growing wind energy demand The two companies announced a joint investment in a new facility dedicated to the manufacture of high-modulus glass fiber products in China. 07/02/18 | Bell Boeing awarded multiyear V-22 production contract The new multi-year production contract provides program production stability for the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft through at least 2024. 07/02/18 | Rhode Island marine association launches fiberglass recycling initiative The Rhode Island Marine Trades Assn. aims to recycle end-of-life FRP boats. 06/27/18 | SAMPE and CompositesWorld Congratulate the 2018 finalists of the SAMPE Young Professional Emerging Leadership Award. The YPELA recognizes the achievements of select Young Professionals by sending application finalists to the SAMPE North America technical conference and exhibition to network with peers and industry professionals, and to increase their understanding of the materials and process community. CONGRATULATIONS YOUNG PROFESSIONALS! Left to right: Rodrigo Cesar Berardine, Strategic Business Development Manager Latin America, Owens Corning Ian Swentek , Ph.D., PEng, Applications Development Engineer, Hexion | John Misasi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Western Washington University | Ayou Hao , Ph.D., Research Faculty, Florida State University | Andrew C. Becnel , Ph.D., Professional Faculty, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland | Ashley Tracey , Ph.D., Engineer, The Boeing Company* | John J. Gangloff Jr. , Ph.D., Senior Research Engineer, Advanced Materials, United Technologies Research Center *Ashley Tracey, Ph.D. was honored with the SAMPE Young Professional of the year designation and won travel and registration to attend CAMX – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo.

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