Carbures would like to thank Airbus for the award concession of Best Improver in the Supply Chain & Quality Improvement Program (SQIP), and shows its commitment to continue working with the European consortium. This award is an endorsement of a global aviation giant to our company for the strength, quality and industrial engineering in the manufacture of aircraft parts in composite materials. The CEO, Roberto Rey, and the General Director of the Aerospace & Defense division of Carbures, Javier Moreno, attended last Wednesday in Toulouse (France) at the SQIP Day of Airbus, to an event of international reference for the aviation industry, where Airbus vice Presidents Gendre Thierry and Frank Martin handed the award. [...]
The world of motors shivered on the 20th of March because of an accident that fortunately ended up well. Spanish Formula 1 pilot Fernando Alonso came out uninjured from a crash that made some of us fear he could have died.
The key on the pilot´s accident was the carbon fiber recovering the survival cell and the pilot’s cabin (cockpit). Both parts of the Formula 1 car are constructed from composite sheets of this material and can reach up to 60 layers in a honeycomb structure. [...]
Harbin Carbures Guanglian Aeronautic Composite Materials (HCG), which is Carbures’s subsidiary in China, celebrated the delivery ceremony of the first part of Airbus A350XWB Belly Fairing Honeycomb. The event was attended by Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Centre General Manager, Olivier Guillon; Contract Director, Alastair Vance; Quality Director, Manuel Fernández Vidrié; Procurement Manager, Xu Fujun; Outsourcing Lead Manager, Ana de León; and some members of the Supply Chain Multi-Function Team. Olivier Guillon and Francisco López Lobatón, former General Director of HCG, were invited to cut the ribbon at the ceremony. [...]
In Carbures we continue innovating. The company counts with a new product made up on composite mesh used as armours for cement structures.
The first order we have sent includes the renovation of the rail and the infrastructure refurbishment of Alicante´s line´s 9 tramway in the stretch between Altea and Calpe. It was assembled on Tecnobahia´s plant, in Puerto de Santa María.
The replacement of the traditional steel rods from the armours by GFRP (Glas Fiber Reinforced Polymers) involve significant improvements in construction. [...]
Great news! 2015 has been a record year for us. We will end the year with over 39,300 aircraft manufactured parts, representing an increase of 22.23 percent over the 32,300 parts manufactured in 2014.
Our main production plants, those of Illescas and Jerez, the aeronautical centers of reference in composites in Europe, reach an industrial speed close to 100 percent of its capacity in the case of the first and, in just in two years, the one in Jerez is almost 50 per cent of its capacity with a forecast peak capacity in 2017. In this way, we consolidate our position as a European manufacturer reference of aircraft parts in composites. [...]
Carbures flew to Germany last week as a guest to AIRTEC, the main Fair of the aeronautic sector of the year, attending giants like Airbus and major European suppliers, both Tier 1 and 2 of the supply chain for aircrafts.
AIRTEC celebrated its tenth edition in Munich, where participated more than 600 exhibitors, 15,000 bilateral meetings of business and activities, and 230 conferences on the latest developments in the sector, given by specialists in the field during the three days of the event. [...]
Carbures showed in Japan its industrial technology for the manufacture of car parts in carbon fiber. The Company has been one of the eleven Spanish car manufacturers of components chosen to represent Spain, the past 22 and 23 of October, in the Japan Spain Innovation Program (JISP).
Spain sent a representation of leading companies in automotive technology who shared their knowledge and showed their industrial developments to Japanese leading companies, manufacturers like Toyota. [...]
Our President Rafael Contreras published an editorial yesterday in “El País”, Spain’s leading newspaper, about the industrial revolution of the carbon fiber in the automotive sector.
RafaelContreras explained that being squeezed the engines to the maximum to minimize pollutant emissions,car manufacturers are now focused on lightening the weight of vehicles by replacing metal parts withcarbon fiber to make cars more efficient and less polluting. [...]
We have stablish a relationship between Carbures and 2elle-engineering, an Italian engineering company specialized in design and production of rims for cars, with the objective of production carbon fiber rims for cars in long series. Currently, this kind of rims are mounted only in racing cars. Carbures provides the technology to mass production them for all kind of cars.
We work in the design and manufacture of prototypes of two types of rims, one hybrid of aluminum and carbon fiber, which implies a weight reduction between 20 and 30 percent compared to metal rims, and another one made only by carbon with a reduction of 45 percent. Our objective is to start production in long series in 2017. [...]
BMW invited Carbures to visit the facilities of Landshut, the automotive hub of carbon fiber located in Dingolfing, Germany. It is a cutting-edge automotive plant, where takes place the manufacturing process of carbon fiber for both BMW electric car, the i3 and i8, and the sports car of the M models.
During the visit, BMW explained the need in the sector of suppliers of carbon fiber parts for cars with manufacturing capacity in long series. [...]