26 Mar 2021
Preparing for Take-Off: Electric Vertical Take-off & Landing Air Taxis
Join the IDTechEx webinar Wednesday 31 March 2021 - An introduction to urban air mobility and air taxi services; The basics of eVTOL aircraft design architectures; Background into ongoing eVTOL projects for passenger transportation; and much more!
16 Mar 2021
Market for eVTOL Air Taxis to Grow to $14.7 Billion by 2041
Air taxis and flying cars are easy to hype but IDTechEx's new report on the subject is not that hype. This independent research into electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for passenger transport reflects the reality of the eVTOL market at this early stage of its development.
2 Dec 2020
The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2020
Not a single country or industry has been unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact will be felt for years to come. Despite this, there have still been some notable industrial activity and commercial progression within materials science. IDTechEx provides a round-up and highlights some of these key developments.
31 Mar 2020
Hexcel are major composite players in the aerospace sector. Claiming to be the largest in sales and capacity for aerospace composites. They attributed 68% of their 2019 sales to this sector and see a strong future with Airbus and Boeing having a backlog of composite rich planes.
31 Mar 2020
2020 status and outlook for the carbon fiber market
This premium article summarises the status of the PAN-based carbon fiber players. It provides a market overview for the capacity and impact of announced expansions. It highlights the main and upcoming players as well as notable acquisitions, partnerships and cost trends.
8 Jun 2018
See the world's first 3D printed composite bicycle at 3D Printing USA
3D printing of composite parts, specifically fiber reinforced polymers, is a rapidly emerging field. Arevo have created the world's first true 3D-printed carbon fiber bicycle.
28 May 2018
As well as using a Max5 machine, they also have their PrimeTex range that takes fabrics in a traditional way and then spreads it, claimed to give a flatter fabric.
9 Jan 2018
Hexcel produce a spread tow tape and have extensive reputation in the aerospace sector for their materials.
5 Sep 2017
The many downsides of FRPs leaves plenty of room for innovation
Nearly all the advocates of fibre reinforced polymers (FRP) shy away from talking about the many elephants in the room and there are enough of them that is beyond crowded.
26 Apr 2017
Audi have developed a new manufacturing process for CFRP parts. IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Richard Collins interviewed David Roquette and Felix Diebold (Development engineers).
25 Apr 2017
North Thin Ply Technology
Hexcel produce some thin-ply dry fabric, but not as prepreg.
25 Apr 2017
Large producer of honeycomb core structures, this includes materials: Aluminium, Nomex, Korex, Kevlar, Fibreglass and Carbon. Strong links with aerospace and automotive.