Distributor Pacific Coast Composites (Lakewood, Wash.) will debut at CAMX a new corporate identity. The rebrand reflects the company’s growth outside of aerospace. “When we launched the company back in 2001, we were distributing composite materials primarily to the aerospace industry,” says company president Kevin Fochtman. “Over the last several years we have developed new markets in sports and leisure, marine, automotive and wind energy. We are particularly proud of our efforts into career and technical education (CTE). We launched a sister company Advanced Composite Education Services (ACES) in 2012 to supply and support high schools, technical colleges and university programs with equipment and materials.”
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When humans do finally travel to Mars, they will have to be well protected from a less-than-hospitable environment. The suit designed to do the job is already in development at NASA, and it relies heavily on composites.