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NEWS 25 Month in Review MONTH IN REVIEW SD Mines' composite material demonstrated at composite bridge contest Students engineered the design of the 2nd place winning bridge using a proprietary composite sheet material invented by a team of researchers at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. 08/14/18 | Zephyr sets new flight duration record during maiden flight Airbus' solar–electric, stratospheric Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) completes maiden flight of more than 25 days, the longest duration flight ever made. 08/13/18 | Meggitt Polymers & Composites expands San Diego manufacturing facilities The San Diego MPC location is the Meggitt Group Center of Excellence for complex, molded aircraft engine components and structures used in extreme environments. 08/10/18 | NASA announces new space exploration technologies partnerships NASA is partnering with six US companies to develop technologies that have the potential to benefit the commercial space economy and future NASA missions. 08/09/18 | FACC awarded inspection robot research project The project aims to develop a new generation of inspection robots, which will be used for a vast range of inspection tasks — without programming effort. 08/08/18 | 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 | IACMI announces collaborative smart composite pressure vessel project The goal of the collaboration is to develop structurally predictable, low-cost smart composite pressure vessels (SCPVs) with integrated health-monitoring. 08/07/18 | AOC and Aliancys join forces The two companies have merged to form a new global supplier of polyester and vinyl ester resins, gel coats and materials for the composites industry. 08/6/18 | Triumph and Quickstep to partner on advanced composite solutions The two companies will work together to offer composites solutions to customers in the US and Australian aerospace and defense markets. 08/06/18 | Aurora Flight Sciences expands, opens Aerospace and Autonomy Center at MIT Independent Boeing subsidiary will add robotics and integration facility in Manassas, VA and lease 100,000 ft 2 in new MIT building. 08/01/18 | ShapeTex preforms successfully overmolded with short fiber SMC Shape Group combines continuous carbon fiber preform with epoxy sheet molding compound using compression molding. 07/30/18 |

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