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Published: 8/11/2016

Bionic design: The future of lightweight structures
Biomimicry evolves into a systematic design process for optimizing efficient, lightweight structures.

Published: 8/10/2016

The steadily growing list of IACMI resources
IACMI, the public-private composites consortium, is a little more than a year old and already has developed a strong collection of partnerships, facilities, equipment, software and material designed to help accelerate new technology development for ...

Published: 4/28/2016

Digital twin, digital thread and composites
How the integration of machines, sensors and software is beginning to impact composites manufacturing.

Published: 10/8/2014

Turning data into gold
The composites manufacturing environment is awash in data. It's possible to harvest that data and start predicting problems before they occur.

Published: 8/11/2014

Modeling fabric materials for better parts
Multiaxial fabric maker Formax is involved in a multi-year endeavor to simulate the behavior of dry fabrics during the molding process.

Published: 2/5/2014

Two visions of 3-D printing in CFRP
Freespace Composites and MarkForged pursue different paths to exploit carbon fiber in 3-D printing.

Published: 1/29/2014

Pushing the limits of infusion
Polyworx BV used RTM-Worx, semipermeable membranes, a special feed and vacuum line layout and MMD machines to infuse a 62m minesweeper with degassed resin.

Published: 1/22/2014

VIDEO: Helicopter Drop Test
NASA evaluates composites’ ability to improve helicopter crashworthiness by dropping a helicopter fuselage to simulate a severe survivable crash according to military and commercial transport requirements.