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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.
The next generation of ceramic matrix composites
New developments in the search for higher-temperature and more damage-tolerant CMCs.
JEC 2017 – Aiming for Industrialization
The exhibit floor in Paris reflected composites’ move toward high-rate and high-volume production.
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.
Exclusive preview of SAMBA preforming demo
Cevotec unveils its Artist Studio software and automated SAMBA preforming cell at JEC World 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.
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.
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.
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.
Hydraulic hybrids: Boosting fuel economy without batteries
Carbon fiber helps to lightweight hydraulic accumulators, increasing efficiency in hybrid vehicles and myriad other applications.