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NEWS 19 Month in Review MONTH IN REVIEW NIAR makes strides in additive manufacturing and automated composites technologies The National Institute for Aviation Research joins ASTM International's Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence and also makes progress in ATL efforts. 9/13/18 | CFRP employed in oil control valve Asian automaker replaces machined aluminum in an injection molded oil control valve with carbon fiber-reinforced composite. 9/14/18 | Globe, UDRI announce Composites Technology Center Composites Technology Center to support materials/process development and applications development/demonstration projects for multiple markets. 9/14/18 | GKN Aerospace sees FDM and carbon-reinforced parts as future of AM The company anticipates a greater move toward the use of FDM additive manufacturing to produce high-value, flight-critical, end-use composite parts. 9/14/18 | FPC to explore new production concepts for lightweight components SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV open a Fiber Placement Center in Germany. 9/18/18 | 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 | LM Wind Power installs 66.6m blades at 4-MW offshore wind turbine in China The installation is the first in a two-year agreement with Shanghai Electric Wind Power for LM 66.6 blade sets. 9/19/18 | CG Rail unveils world's first CFRP rail vehicle The car body consists of 70% carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and is 30% lighter than a conventional aluminum construction. 9/19/18 | New Dutch research center focuses on thermoplastic composites The goal of the TPAC is to reduce processing costs to broaden the use of thermoplastic composites for more sectors. 9/20/18 | New research project aims to boost electric vehicle performance Research will develop cost-effective, scalable carbon fiber composite solutions, with goal of boosting the performance of electric vehicles. 9/22/18 | Fraunhofer opens new project center for lightweight construction The new center in Poland aims to promote the development and production of hybrid lightweight components. 9/24/18 |

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