Composites in the News Last Week

December 19, 2011

F-35 Lighting Strike Figher (Photo Courtesy of Lockheed Martin)

Free Spirit Spheres based in British Columbia, Canada built neat-looking fiberglass treehouses for Vancouver Island, Canada.

The U.S. Department of Defense declared the F-35 Strike Fighter to be a sound plane, but ordered for production to slow down.

General Motors signed with Teijin to develop lightweight automotive components.

 “It’s time to turn up the heat!” says aerospace composite company Advaero based in Greensboro, N.C.

Retired CEO of Scaled Composites, Burt Rutan, came out of retirement to launch rockets into space using a jumbo jet as the platform.

Larry Dickinson, founder of 3F, LLC based in Raleigh, N.C., believes natural fibers are the best way to push for green composite technology.

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