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Published: 3/2/2015

Looking for Lindberghs
Every paradigm-shifting invention throughout human history has been met with skepticism. CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan says the composites industry has need of those willing to attempt what most believe impossible.

Published: 9/1/2011

Improving laminates through anisotropy and homogenization
Dr. Stephen Tsai, professor research emeritus in the Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics at Stanford University, discusses the merits of unbalanced (anisotropic) layers in composite laminates.

Published: 9/1/2011

Purging conservatism from composite designs
Craig Collier, president of Collier Research Group (Hampton, Va.) says cross-discipline software interconnectivity will unlock the full potential of composites.

Published: 11/1/2010

Future multifunctional structures: Composites needed
Barton Bennett (Odyssian Technology, South Bend, Ind.) discusses multifunctional systems that will soon integrate composite structures with sensors, mechanisms and subsystems.

Published: 7/1/2010

The digital thread: Transformation to automation
Dr. Leslie Cohen traces the “digital thread” on which automation of composites fabrication processes depends.