Teijin’s Carbon Fiber and Resin Used in World’s First Laptop-sized Automated People Mover

Teijin Limited announced today that thermoplastic materials made with its Tenax® carbon fiber and Panlite® polycarbonate alloy resin have been adopted for use in the world’s first laptop-sized automated people mover (APM), the WALKCAR®, developed by cocoa motors. Inc The WALKCAR®, which is small enough to be carried in a bag, measures just 21.5 cm Read more about Teijin’s Carbon Fiber and Resin Used in World’s First Laptop-sized Automated People Mover[…]

Granite River Labs and KDPOF Collaborate to Deliver ISO-Standardized Automotive Ethernet Over Plastic Optical Fiber

Granite River Labs (GRL), a global leader in engineering services and test solutions for connectivity and charging, and KDPOF, leading supplier for gigabit transceivers over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber), announced that a specification for 1 Gb/s optical connectivity in vehicles has been adopted by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). “GRL is proud to support Read more about Granite River Labs and KDPOF Collaborate to Deliver ISO-Standardized Automotive Ethernet Over Plastic Optical Fiber[…]

BASF redefines the future of the footwear industry with its first global Footwear Innovation Center in Taiwan

New facilities to bolster BASF’s global network of footwear development centers Features include interactive footwear exhibits, biomechanics lab and manufacturing facilities to boost footwear design capabilities Interactive zones enable brands and molders to select footwear materials and improve manufacturing processes BASF today opened the doors of its first-ever global Footwear Innovation Center in Taiwan, a Read more about BASF redefines the future of the footwear industry with its first global Footwear Innovation Center in Taiwan[…]

CommScope Announces Turn-Key AgileMax Field Solution for RFoG Deployments

CommScope announced today the FDH3000 AgileMax Cabinet for RF-over-Glass (RFoG) deployments. The solution combines CommScope’s proven AgileMax active optical distribution technology which prevents Optical Beat Interference (OBI) in RFoG deployments with its FDH3000 fiber distribution hub and integrated splitter cabinet. Together, they enable HFC network operators to easily install the AgileMax platform into an existing Fiber Read more about CommScope Announces Turn-Key AgileMax Field Solution for RFoG Deployments[…]

EtherCAT performance combined with industry leading DAQ: 5 benefits you’re missing out on

We have compiled a list of the 5 most significant benefits of using an EtherCAT-based data acquisition system. If you’re not already familiar with EtherCAT, prepare to be enlightened. If you’re among the many engineers that use EtherCAT in your testing lab then you can consider this a confirmation of why you do what you Read more about EtherCAT performance combined with industry leading DAQ: 5 benefits you’re missing out on[…]

Teijin Carbon Europe and the UK’s National Composites Centre strengthen innovation partnership in carbon fiber composite materials

Teijin Carbon Europe GmbH, the Teijin Group’s carbon fiber business in Europe, has upgraded to Tier 2 membership today with the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol, UK as a key part of Teijin’s strategy to support next generation aerospace manufacturing projects. Teijin originally joined the NCC as an Associate Member in November 2018. As Read more about Teijin Carbon Europe and the UK’s National Composites Centre strengthen innovation partnership in carbon fiber composite materials[…]

ISO 21111 Complements IEEE Std 802.3bv™ for Overall Standardization of Optical Gigabit Connectivity

KDPOF, leading supplier for gigabit transceivers over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber), welcomes the publication of two additional standards in the frame of the international in-vehicle Ethernet ISO standard series 21111. The supplementary parts, ISO 21111-3:2020 and ISO 21111-5:2020, specify further features for in-vehicle data transmission of 1 Gigabit per second over POF technology. “With the Read more about ISO 21111 Complements IEEE Std 802.3bv™ for Overall Standardization of Optical Gigabit Connectivity[…]

Tenax® Non-Crimp Fabrics and Tenax® Braided Fibers qualified for Airbus A320neo Spoilers

Teijin Limited announced today that it has qualified its carbon fiber materials Tenax® Dry Reinforcements (DR) for the Airbus A320neo wing spoilers using a Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) process developed by Spirit AeroSystems Inc, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of aircraft structural components. The highly automated RTM solution incorporates Tenax® Dry Reinforcements Non-Crimp Fabrics Read more about Tenax® Non-Crimp Fabrics and Tenax® Braided Fibers qualified for Airbus A320neo Spoilers[…]

Without thermal chamber: Fraunhofer LBF develops dynamic plastics testing even at low temperatures

Plastics behave dependent on temperature and strain rate. When designing components, it is therefore important to know the behavior of the plastic used, not only under laboratory conditions, but also under the subsequent conditions of use. The entire spectrum of possible temperatures must be considered. To this end, scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Read more about Without thermal chamber: Fraunhofer LBF develops dynamic plastics testing even at low temperatures[…]

Stäubli: new product line CombiTac direqt

Stäubli Electrical Connectors launches the first series of a brand-new generation of modular connectors that enables the combination of various types of power, signal and pneumatic connections in manual and automatic mating applications with up to 10,000 mating cycles. Featuring a light modern design with the highest possible safety features, and assembled 100% manually without Read more about Stäubli: new product line CombiTac direqt[…]