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Published: 4/21/2017

3D printed tools are in production at Falcon Jet
The trend of employing polymeric additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing for composite tooling is growing.

Published: 4/11/2017

The next generation of ceramic matrix composites
New developments in the search for higher-temperature and more damage-tolerant CMCs.

Published: 3/24/2017

JEC 2017 – Aiming for Industrialization
The exhibit floor in Paris reflected composites’ move toward high-rate and high-volume production.

Published: 3/23/2017

InFactory Solutions qualifies AFP sensor on MTorres equipment with Airbus
Airbus spin-off supplying Industry 4.0 systems for composites completes first qualification and discusses future developments for defect position visualization.

Published: 3/6/2017

Exclusive preview of SAMBA preforming demo
Cevotec unveils its Artist Studio software and automated SAMBA preforming cell at JEC World 2017.

Published: 2/22/2017

NASA carbon fiber glider to gather weather data during flight
The teams are still working on the design but the aircraft is expected to have a wingspan of about 3 feet and will be made of double ply, carbon fiber.

Published: 2/13/2017

Compression molding: New materials and markets
From multifunctional aircraft interiors to compounds using continuous fabrics to the growing use of recycled carbon fiber – compression molding offers new opportunities.

Published: 2/7/2017

Seriforge: A new paradigm for composite preforms
Silicon Valley startup aims to produce complex 3D carbon fiber preforms with z-axis reinforcement at mass production scale using automated processing lines.

Published: 2/1/2017

Watch highlights from the ACMA Composites Executive Forum
CW's Editor-in-Chief Jeff Sloan discusses highlights from the ACMA Composites Executive Forum that took place in January 2017 in Washington, DC.

Published: 1/26/2017

Hydraulic hybrids: Boosting fuel economy without batteries
Carbon fiber helps to lightweight hydraulic accumulators, increasing efficiency in hybrid vehicles and myriad other applications.