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Aerospace and industrial composites: Now on divergent paths?
The aerospace and industrial markets’ advanced composites challenges and their solutions will differ widely.
Trace: A simple, must-have tool
This recently discovered constant in laminate calculations can put designing with CFRP materials on par with designing with metals.
Business briefs: May 2016
ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd. and recycled carbon fiber.
Testing is inefficient: Material simulation’s advantage over the status quo
Although simulation cannot replace validation and certification testing, it can offer a path to greater testing efficiency.
JEC World 2016, the full report
CompositesWorld's editors report on the technologies and products that caught our eye at JEC World 2016, in early March.
Part design criteria (2016)
Designers of composite parts can choose from a huge variety of fiber reinforcements and resin systems. That makes knowledge of how those materials work together a critically important aspect of part development. Here's a short description of what th...
SourceBook 2016: The online edition
Welcome to the online SourceBook, the searchable, updatable, Internet-based counterpart to CompositesWorld's annually published print SourceBook composites industry buyer's guide.
Suppliers team to amp Viking 80C performance
Thanks to a coordinated effort with its fabric, core and panel suppliers, Viking Yachts was able to introduce carbon fiber cost-effectively, shaving weight and boosting speed in its new 24m-long 80C model.
Harris Corp., Rochester, NY, US
High-technology telescope and space structures expertise has its roots in legacy Kodak programs.
Laminated composites: The original additive manufacturing process
Because fabrication of laminated composites can claim to be the original additive manufacturing process, Altair Engineering Inc.'s (Troy, MI, US.) VP of aerospace solutions Robert Yancey says it also should be the most advanced in terms of applicati...