JEC World 2017: Final Day Video Report

Recap video from the last day of JEC World 2017.

Industry News

Mitsubishi Rayon’s SMC used for rear door frame of Toyota’s new Prius PHV
The new Prius PHV was launched by Toyota Motor Corp. on February 15.

Evonik, Forward Engineering establish joint venture
The joint venture will focus on the development of composite solutions for automotive serial production. 

First tidal energy turbine deployed off Scotland coast
The three rotor blades were manufactured in house by A C Marine & Composites.

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Knowledge Centers

Automated tape laying (ATL) and automated fiber placement (AFP)
CGTech helps demystify the process of programming automated composite machinery by introducing the key components of machine independent off-line programming software.
Closed Molding
Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance helps demystify the process of Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance provide you with the latest information about closed mold technologies and the advantages, techniques and opportunities that the closed mold process has over open molding.

CompositesWorld Magazine

March Issue
CW Plant Tour: Aeris Energy, Caucaia, Brazil

Automotive / Carbon Fiber

Composites in Class A body panels: Evolution continues
Low-density SMCs lead the way as fiber-reinforced polymers make headway in auto components that must please the eye.

Automotive / Carbon Fiber

Carbon composite driveshaft: Tailorable performance
This racing and aftermarket specialist designs and produces custom driveshafts for multiple markets.


High-temperature vacuum heating presses
Wickert Hydraulic Presses (Landau, Germany) has developed a line of precision high-temperature vacuum heating (HTVH) presses.

Measurement software updated
Verisurf Software Inc. (Anaheim, CA, US) has introduced Verisurf 2017, the latest release of the company's measurement software for advanced surface analysis, quality inspection, assembly guidance and reverse engineering.

High-performance marine gelcoats
Ashland (Dublin, OH, US) has introduced Maxguard SCP, a new line of high-performance marine gelcoats that reportedly deliver multi-functional benefits, including excellent weatherability and dependability.

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