Boothroyd Dewhurst DFM Concurrent Costing 3.0 supports OEM supply chain partnerships with science-based estimates and best-cost practices

Design for Manufacturing 3.0 let’s OEMs and suppliers explore bids in a neutral framework where machine types, speeds, processing sequences and optimum levels of automation are discussed.

Hexion’s new large-volume resin packaging reduces waste & transport costs for the wind industry

Hexion Stuttgart has introduced the Hexi-Bag packaging system, a new large-volume resin package designed specifically for the wind energy industry. The new packaging format was developed for Hexion’s epoxy adhesive resins and associated hardeners. It provides wind blade manufacturers with several efficiencies and cost advantages. The capacity of the new Hexi-Bag is 900 to 1,000

WPPI Energy to purchase output from Invenergy’s Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Center

Invenergy and WPPI Energy announced an agreement that will advance plans for constructing the 132-MW Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Center in Henry County, Illinois. Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Center is scheduled to begin commercial operation by mid-2018 and will create more than 150 jobs during construction and up to six full-time jobs once

Bal Seal releases expanded guide of custom-engineered seals, springs & electrical contacts

Bal Seal Engineering, has published an expanded guide describing the form and function of its custom-engineered seals, springs, and electrical contacts, as well as the benefits of its engineering process. The 12-page guide, titled Sealing, Connecting, Conducting and EMI/RFI Shielding Solutions, uses photo-realistic application images and descriptive insets to give readers a detailed look at

LM Wind Power begins production at new blade manufacturing plant

LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business and leading designer and manufacturer of wind-turbine blades, announced that it has begun production at a new factory in Bergama, Turkey. The facility, which is located in Bergama Organized Industrial Zone (BOSBI), is expected to manufacture and distribute an annual capacity of 500 MW with the capability

LeMond partners with Deakin University to increase production of low-cost carbon fiber

LeMond Composites has entered into a global, exclusive 20-year licensing agreement with Deakin University in Australia to commercialize their patent-pending manufacturing process to increase production of high-performance, low-cost carbon fiber. The licensed process will enable LeMond Composites to commercialize carbon-fiber production faster than anyone else currently in the marketplace. This means LeMond will deliver more of its low-cost carbon

Energy Dept announces $3 million for high performance computing to advance clean energy manufacturing

The Energy Department plans to select 8 to 10 projects for this fourth round of funding and seeks meritorious industry partners to participate in short-term, collaborative projects. Clean energy manufacturing

Looking for flaws (dross) in turbine hub castings, and more

Foundries for castings make sure they liberally remove all the dross and release only dross-free products for use.

Siemens uses 3D-printing to produce an impeller for a power plant

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.

Metyx Composites to showcase new high performance RTM fabric & carbon woven technical textiles at JEC World 2017, Paris

Metyx’s new range of ‘webbed’ carbon fiber woven composites.