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How do we integrate composite into the auto supply chain?
I am attending this week (Sept. 7-9) the Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE) Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE) in the Detroit suburb of Novi, MI, US.
Composites: Perspectives and Provocations
Small companies, long-term impact
In a time known for owner “exit strategies,” longevity in family-owned composites businesses is heartening.
Composites: Past, Present and Future
Composite repair: Lessons learned, challenges and opportunities, Part I
As aerospace companies look to increase the scope and quality of repairs, through standardized training and increased automation, their lessons learned (outlined here in Part 1 of a two-part examination) can smooth the repair path for other industries.
2016 Farnborough International Airshow Report
Composites are not the novelty in aerospace that they once were, but there was still much to see at Farnborough this year.
Composite megatanks gain ground in Brazil
Oblate strategy ensures FRP tank transportability.
FRP charge-air cooler stands up underhood
Injection molded glass/PA streamlines turbocharger intake manifold build.
Focus on Design
Engineering large-diameter underground pipe
A combination of design and new materials enhances pipe performance without adding cost.
Clear Carbon & Components: Bristol, RI, US
Breaking barriers in process and complexity, this agile manufacturer is gaining renown as a composites problem solver and champion of Class A cosmetic surfaces.
Products and Literature
Continuous filament winding: A short history
The process continues to make composite pipe production increasingly competitive with steel and concrete
Work in Progress
Styrene-free resins: More than emissions reduction
Since the first introductions of low- and no-styrene resins, the emphasis has shifted from mere compliance to comparable — or better — performance.
Taking the hand out of hand layup
Emerging research shows that it’s possible to automate the hand layup process.