LM Wind Power, a global manufacturer of wind-turbine blades, announced that work on its new factory in Cherbourg, Normandy, has commenced. This was marked with a foundation stone ceremony at the construction site, chaired by French Prime Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, in the presence of industry and representatives from the local partners, including Normandy region, the
A team of researchers at MIT and in Japan and Germany has found a way to greatly reduce the effects of fatigue by incorporating a laminated nanostructure into the steel.
Moventas has been certified for wind turbine gearbox supply and repairs in Europe by Achilles.
PolyTech has begun production of leading edge protection products and will increase volume in step with the number of blade types introduced with LEP.
Over one million tons of composites are used every year to manufacture wind-turbine blades. However, these blades made of thermoset composites (epoxy or polyester) are not easy to recycle at their end of life stage. To meet this challenge, Arkema has developed Elium, the first liquid thermoplastic resin using the same infusion process and equipment as thermoset
SKF is making its high-performance RSH seal design available on a larger range of SKF Explorer deep-groove ball bearings. The tried and tested RSH seal uses a highly optimized dual-lip configuration to provide additional protection in demanding environments. For users, the result is bearings that last longer, especially in wet, contaminated or dusty operating conditions,
In a nutshell, the reliability of bolted joints may be compromised by bolt relaxation, vibration, fatigue, and corrosion.
Blades account for the highest amount of composites consumption in their manufacturing.
In 2003, NSK developed the range of rolling bearings for this industry and named it as “Wind Standard U303”.
Following the addition of 3D-printing as part of its digital services portfolio, Siemens has achieved an industry breakthrough with the first successful commercial installation and continuing safe operation of a 3D-printed part in a nuclear power plant.