This Week in Carbon Fiber – February 27th, 2013

We’ve partnered with the folks at Composites World to bring you weekly updates in the more technical world of carbon fiber.  Here’s what’s new this week:

Bombardier’s Learjet 85 delayed to 2014

Originally scheduled for entry into service in 2013, Bombardier has delayed the Learjet 85 composites-intensive business jet to 2014, following resolution of unspecified technical challenges.

Learjet 85

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U.K.’s National Composite Centre receives expansion funding

The National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol, U.K., will build a new facility that will see its footprint double in size, making it one of the largest composites research facilities in the world.

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Matrix Composites recognized by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Matrix Composites (Rockledge, Fla.) announced Feb. 22 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ STAR Supplier designation for its attention to detail and customer commitment in 2012.

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Carbon fiber helmet debuts league-wide in American baseball

Look for a blog post from us about this tomorrow!

Rawlings Sporting Goods’ S100 Pro Comp batting helmet is made with carbon fiber and will be used league wide during the 2013 season.

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Distributor Spectra Composites opens new warehouse in Florida

The Springfield Mo.-based supplier of composite materials and related products announces the opening of a distribution facility in Ft. Pierce, Fla.

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Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the week

Aerospace industry job opportunities at PinPoint, ITT, Cytec Engineered Materials, Hexcel and others.

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