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Sports on the scene at JEC World 2019

Stand-up paddle
This stand-up paddle was designed and manufactured for Itiwit, Decathlon's brand name for stand-up paddle and other
paddle sports. The targeted features were low weight, adjustable length and optimum stiffness. The use of carbon composites enabled weight savings compared to aluminium and other composite materials (glass fibre or hybrids). The shaft
is made of two carbon fibre pultruded tubes by Epsilon Composite. Depending on the fibres used, its stiffness can be adjusted. The handle, blade and tightening ring are made by injection moulding of carbon fibre-reinforced polypropylene.	
		
www.epsilon-composite.com

www.heol-composites.com/fr

B a m b o o / ca r b o n
diving fin
This diving fin was developed inspired by biomimicry principles. Hybridizing carbon fibre's
stiffness and bamboo
fibre
reinforcements
provides significant benefits for apnoea practice,
including ease of use for
general users and the
ability to swim over longer distances with lower muscular effort. The diving fin is made with a biobased epoxy
resin and a reinforcement that combines bamboo and
carbon fibres. The project partners are Omni Blue Free
Diving, Bts Tignieu, Cobratex and Astela Design.

Air Core inflatable composite surfboard
Conventional inflatable surfboards lack stiffness. Performance is critical in surfing, and Inflatable Composites' Air
Core Composite™ technology delivers 350% greater stiffness compared to standard inflatables. This results in an inflatable surfboard that rivals foam core composite boards
- and fits in a backpack.
Using Air Core Composites™ on inflatables increases their
stiffness, structural integrity, puncture resistance, and portability, with no impact on
their stowed package size. Thus, the structures utilize smaller beam diameters or thinner panels, yielding a smaller package size and faster deployability.
Air Core Composites™ feature thin layers of carbon fibre in a thermoplastic polymer
matrix which deliver enhanced integrity and higher flexural modulus properties to
any inflatable structure. These materials can be bonded to polymer-coated inflatable
membranes and customized for any use by optimizing the layup schedule for the
stress or load requirements of surfboards or any portable structure.
www.inflatablecomposites.com

Hybridized carbon
skid plate
A new hybridized carbon skid plate for KTM motorcycles was successfully developed by KTM-T and
Mitsubishi Chemical and is now in serial production.
The result is a complex structural part that meets
market needs by saving time, costs and efforts, with
a refreshing FMC (Forged Moulding Compound)
look. Hybridization with direct chemical bonding in combination with this innovative,
one-shot process allows for the use of the right material in the right place in a direct process
line, while creating a new carbon look. The material combination can also be transferred
to new material cards for simulation and design.
This composite skid plate is produced for KTM using an FMC/NCF/elastomer hybrid.
The direct production line using a one-shot press process for serial production enables a
best fit to market in both properties and costs. This part combines a new composite design, an efficient solution package and a breakthrough serial production technology with
unprecedented cost saving potential.
www.ktm-technologies.com

https://omnibluefreedive.com

N°129 July - August 2019

/ jec composites magazine

Feature Sports & leisure

Olympic racing
boat mast
This racing mast was developed for the FINN Olympics dinghy with former
French Olympic medallist
Jon Lobert. The cantilever
beam is subjected to static
and dynamic loadings and
provides a realistic feeling
and velocity. The complex structure combines carbon
fibres at various angles to achieve a proper dynamic
behaviour. Composite materials provide the high
stiffness and strength required for the structure. The
resin system makes it possible to control the dynamic
behaviour. Masts are expected to be stiff. Specific control of the torsional behaviour requires an accurate
lamination process with various off-axis plies. The
design and structural simulations were performed by
Dassault Systemes with the 3DExperience platform.
The mast is manufactured by Heol Composites using
its patented one-shot process for lightweight hollow
monolithic structural parts. In this process, several
carbon epoxy prepregs are laminated in a two-part
female mould and then cured in an autoclave.

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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019

Cover
Edito
Moving composites forward: on the shoulders of giant
Contents
NEWS
In brief
Successful partners
Agenda
BUSINESS
Matrix - CFRP composite manufacturing trends
Cost - A brand-new approach for economically competitive composites
MANUFACTURING
Fibre placement - Replacing individual unit tests by integrated process control
NDT - Optical metrology improves the production of composite products at every step
Initiative - Spotlights from the world of lightweighting
FEATURE SPORTS & LEISURE - The largest testing ground
Success story - DPS designs the world’s most advanced skis
Carbon - New type of unidirectional prepreg for sport applications with complex shapes
Additive manufacturing - lnnovative composite bicycle frame
Textile - Porcher lndustries: excellence in sports and leisure
Innovations - Sports on the scene at JEC World 2019
Carbon - The next generation of high-performance rigging
Standardisation - Research, innovation and development for composite marine and offshore applications
SOLUTIONS
Infrastructure - Can carbon-reinforced concrete replace steel in the long run?
Art - “Train your brain, think disruptive, outside the box and follow your visions!”
Music - Music instruments from carbon, glass or flax fibres
Watch - A watch ahead of its time
In the world - Composites visit the doctor
TECHNOLOGY
Ageing - Effects of ageing on the mechanical and structural properties of glass/epoxy composite pipes in seawater
Inside the lab - Advanced Composites Research Group – Queen’s University Belfast
Index
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Edito
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Moving composites forward: on the shoulders of giant
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Contents
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - In brief
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Successful partners
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Agenda
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Matrix - CFRP composite manufacturing trends
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 13
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 14
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Cost - A brand-new approach for economically competitive composites
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Fibre placement - Replacing individual unit tests by integrated process control
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 20
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - NDT - Optical metrology improves the production of composite products at every step
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 23
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Initiative - Spotlights from the world of lightweighting
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 25
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 26
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Success story - DPS designs the world’s most advanced skis
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 28
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Carbon - New type of unidirectional prepreg for sport applications with complex shapes
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 30
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Additive manufacturing - lnnovative composite bicycle frame
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 32
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Textile - Porcher lndustries: excellence in sports and leisure
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 34
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 35
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Innovations - Sports on the scene at JEC World 2019
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 37
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Carbon - The next generation of high-performance rigging
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 39
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Standardisation - Research, innovation and development for composite marine and offshore applications
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 41
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 42
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Infrastructure - Can carbon-reinforced concrete replace steel in the long run?
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 44
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 45
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 46
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Art - “Train your brain, think disruptive, outside the box and follow your visions!”
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 48
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Music - Music instruments from carbon, glass or flax fibres
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 50
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 51
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Watch - A watch ahead of its time
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 53
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - In the world - Composites visit the doctor
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 55
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Ageing - Effects of ageing on the mechanical and structural properties of glass/epoxy composite pipes in seawater
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 57
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 58
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 61
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Inside the lab - Advanced Composites Research Group – Queen’s University Belfast
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