Great New Carbon Fiber Pens
We have two new pens from 5280 to replace some old models that have been discontinued. The first is called the Majestic, which features carbon fiber on the barrel and cap, with rhodium trim. It’s packaged very beautifully and for the price is, it’s the largest diameter pen we carry. It’s hard to explain without having one in your hand, but it just ‘feels’ very high-end. Perfect for a pen collector, but also if you’re just getting started in the pen collecting world.
The second is a great desk accessory as the carbon fiber pen includes a an onyx and glass stand.
Inside the stand you’ll find a magnet, that has just enough power to keep the pen in, but not get stuck when you’re trying to get the pen out.
Carbon Fiber Ice Buckets from Italy
Aznom is known mostly as an Italian automotive customizer, but they also dabble in lifestyle carbon fiber products. We’re happy to offer the Glacette and the La Seau a Glace carbon fiber ice buckets to keep your champagne and fine wine cool (both ways!).
Aside from the shape, the main difference is that the Glacette is made from two pieces of carbon fiber with space between the two to better insulate the air.
We’ve partnered with the folks at Composites World to bring you monthly updates in the more technical world of carbon fiber. Here’s what’s new this month:
Airbus rolls out third A350 XWB test plane with carbon fiber livery
The third A350 XWB flight test plane features a carbon fiber weave painted on the back half of the fuselage and is the first of two test aircraft to be equipped with a full passenger cabin interior.
Main landing gear doors designed for all contingencies
For the Airbus XWB airliner, they must meet strict structural, aerodynamic, emergency and aesthetic requirements.
Report: Boeing beginning search for 777X composite wing plant in Washington
The Tacoma, Wash.-based The New Tribune says Boeing’s Frederickson, Wash., plant is among four being considered to manufacture the carbon fiber composite wings for the redesigned 777.
BMI and benzoxazine battle for future OOA aerocomposites
Offering weight, cost and process advantages, these “hot zone” resins are moving down the thermometer and into out-of-autoclave structural applications and autoclavable tooling now dominated by epoxies.
Resin-infused MS-21 wings and wingbox
Moscow-based aeromanufacturer uses out-of-autoclave composites in attempt to leapfrog Airbus and Boeing with wider, lighter, more efficient single-aisle airliner.
Formax to open automotive production unit
A new facility adjacent to its existing manufacturing site will allow Formax to manufacture carbon fiber multiaxial fabrics for automotive applications.
Toray acquisition of Zoltek delayed three months
The St. Louis Business Journal says Toray’s purchase of Zoltek has been pushed from Jan. 31 to April 30 to allow time for investigation by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
Moog Aerospace selected for full-scale tests on Bombardier carbon fiber wing
Moog will supply an aerospace test system to undertake a full-scale structural test on the CSEries aircraft advanced carbon fiber wing.
WMG adopts Surface Generation technology for automotive development
WMG, a firm based at the University of Warwick in the U.K., will use Surface Generation’s Production to Functional Specifications process to develop manufacturing techniques for carbon fiber composite vehicle body architectures.
Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the month, December, 2013
Week of Jan 7: Aerospace industry job opportunities at Rubbercraft, Hexcel, Cytec Specialty Chemicals and ITT.
Week of Jan 14: Aerospace job opportunities at Aerospace Technologies Corp., Cytec Specialty Chemicals, Hexcel, Toray Composites (America) and PinPoint Talent Services.
Week of Jan 28: Aerospace industry job opportunities at Hexcel, EchoStar, Rubbercraft, GE Aviation and Cytec Aerospace Materials.