IDTechEx says biocomposite market to exceed $140 million by 2027

IDTechEx forecasts the revenue for bast Fibers used in composite parts to exceed $140 million by 2027, which would have been greater still if the supply could be grown fast enough to match the burgeoning demand.

Two-part blade solves long-blade transport problems

Nabrajoint is conceived to have a simple integration in the blade, without relevant modifications in the global design.

Spirit AeroSystems develops innovative manufacturing technology for composites

In collaboration with the University of Strathclyde and the Scottish Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems (CENSIS), Spirit developed an intelligent heated tool for curing composite components. The new technology can cure composite parts 40% faster at half the cost and supports a wide range of composite components across industries, from wind turbine blades to the

GE ready to ship 24 nacelles (66 in all) and more for offshore Netherland wind farm

The Haliade 150-6MW turbine was designed for a marine environment. Thanks to its 150-metre rotor, its output is 15% higher than the offshore turbines of the same generation

Amphenol Industrial launches new connectors for wind applications

Amphenol Industrial Products Group, a global leader in interconnect systems, now offers an array of high quality, reliable connectors for use in the wind power industry. From power connectors and signal connectors, backplane connectors, rugged data cables, and switches to complete cable assemblies, fiber optic connectors, and assemblies, Amphenol has a connector for every wind power application.

Sandvik introduces cutting-edge materials technology at North America’s biggest welding expo

Sandvik welding will take the opportunity to present itself as one of the leading innovators of advanced materials and welding techniques.

Northeast states release three reports on offshore wind development

Offshore Wind is gaining momentum as a significant new source of renewable energy in markets across the Northeast, and these reports demonstrate that this regional resource will create thousands of new American energy jobs in the process

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