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Monday, August 22, 2016

Spread-tow fabrics: better than traditional reinforcements in aerospace applications?

As most readers of CompositesWorld know, there’s a lot happening in the area of spread-tow fabrics. Nevertheless, aerospace adoption has been slow because of a lack of analytical tools and performance tests, particularly impact tests.

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Precision design for deployable space structures

Enabling SMAP mission success, unprecedented design requirements were deftly managed using composites in the largest unfurling and rotating reflector to date.

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