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JEC World 2019: Fives
Fives (Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.) will be presenting its next-generation sensor for in-process inspection of carbon fiber-reinforced layups, reportedly capable of reducing processing time by up to 30% compared to layup operations using manual inspection.
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ROLAND BERGER: What the industry can do to engineer a soft landing
Industry growth rates are expected to drop sharply, from currently around 5% per annum to around 2% as of 2020. In the face of this development, OEMs are cutting costs, doing more in-house and shoring up their supply chain, clipping the wings of suppliers in the process. The predictable result for the latter: overcapacity and downward pressure on margins. This study describes what suppliers can do to engineer a soft landing – or even position themselves for a successful new take-off under changed market circumstances.
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JEC World 2019: Exhibit previews
CompositesWorld offers a preview of some of the exhibits and products that will be featured at JEC World 2019, March 12-14 in Paris, France.

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NCC invests £1.4m in new ultrasonic testing technology

The National Composites Centre (NCC) has announced a £1.4 million investment to step-change capabilities in automated inspection systems for composites that will make inspection faster and more accurate.
Due to be installed at the NCC this autumn, the new Composite Integrity and Verification Cell (CIVC) will use state-of-the-art ultrasonic testing techniques to quickly assess a wide range of composite structures, in a fast, repeatable and non-invasive way.
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Boeing 737 MAX planes banned from EU airspace
The European Union's aviation safety agency has suspended all flights on Boeing 737 MAX planes in the bloc following the Ethiopian Airlines accident. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has banned all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from United Kingdom airspace. The CAA has issued instructions to stop any commercial passenger flights from any operator arriving, departing or flying over the UK. France, Germany, and Italy have also grounded the Boeing 737 MAX. These decisions come after this same model was involved in its second deadly crash over the last half year, causing concerns for the world's biggest planemaker.
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Airbus China Innovation Centre launches a new chapter in Airbus innovation 
Inaugurated in February 2019, ACIC is Airbus’ newest innovation outpost. Thanks to the city’s reputation as an innovation hotspot, Shenzhen is an attractive location for companies looking to tap into the local expertise, technology and talent pool. In addition, many innovative companies—Huawei Technologies, Royole and DJI, among others—already call Shenzhen home. It is Luo’s mission as CEO to make sure Airbus reaps all the benefits that this innovation ecosystem can offer. 
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Upcoming events

  • JEC World | 12nd - 14th March, 2019 | Paris (France)
  • AUSTRIAN ROBOTICS WORKSHOP AND OAGM WORKSHOP 2019 | 9th-10th May, 2019 | Steyr (Austria)
  • Control Fair (International trade fair for quality assurance) | 7th-10th May, 2019 | Stuttgart (Germany)
  • SAMPE Europe | 17th - 19th September, 2019 | Nantes (France) 
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