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OCT 2018

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TRENDS OCTOBER 2018 16 CompositesWorld MONTH IN REVIEW Agility launches new bus and truck systems for India featuring composite cylinders Agility's Type 4 cylinders are manufactured using carbon fiber composite and are 70% lighter than steel cylinders. 09/9/18 |short.compositesworld.com/agi_india Luminati Aerospace uses vortex formation to achieve perpetual stratospheric flight The company's goal of perpetual solar flight would allow them use UAVs to enable internet access to parts of the world that have no access. 09/9/18 | short.compositesworld.com/luminati Acousti-Cap technology from Hexcel reduces noise in flight test The company's broadband sound-reducing honeycomb core acoustic liner was recently tested in a joint NASA-Boeing flight test on a B737 MAX test platform. 09/7/18 | short.compositesworld.com/acousticap Virgin Hyperloop One to open development and testing center in Spain New 19,000m 2 center will develop, test and certify components and subsystems to continually improve safety and reliability of hyperloop systems. 09/6/18 | short.compositesworld.com/spain_hype Seemann Composites opens submarine bow dome production facility The company has constructed a 25,600-ft 2 building to produce composite bow domes for the Navy's Columbia Class Ballistic Missile Submarine. 09/4/18 | short.compositesworld.com/submarine 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 | www.compositesworld.com/news/list Staufen and Schuler join forces in North America The two companies have combined efforts to provide consulting services and process optimization for press shops. 09/4/18 | short.compositesworld.com/s_s AMRC to add ultrasonic assisted machine tool New composite machine tool will be the first of its size to be fitted with an ultrasonic-capable spindle for use in five-axis machining applications. 09/4/18 | short.compositesworld.com/ultrasonic Distributed wind market surpasses 1 GW milestone US distributed wind market has surpassed the 1 GW milestone with 81,000 turbines generating power across 50 states. 08/31/18 | short.compositesworld.com/wind_1GW Terrafugia expands regional footprint The company has signed a lease with Nashua Airport for 6,700 ft 2 of space in preparation for the testing program for the Transition flying car. 08/31/18 | short.compositesworld.com/terrafugia Orion's final assembly begins Lockheed Martin have completed construction on the spacecraft capsule structure and have shipped the capsule to Florida for final assembly. 08/30/18 | short.compositesworld.com/finalOrion

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