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Composites: Hiding in plain sight
We need a collective public relations campaign to create more awareness of composites’ benefits.
Russian Orthodox cathedral in Paris topped with composite domes
Infused, multi-piece molded sections formed finished domes that reduced dead load on the final building structure by 80%.
Google shoots the moon
Google Lunar XPRIZE contenders turn to space- and launch-friendly composites.
JEC World 2017 exhibit preview
JEC World will be held March 14-16 in Paris. CW previews some of the products and technologies that will be at the show.
Infrastructure and construction — credit where due
Aerospace and automotive dominate the headlines, but one needs to take a wider look sometimes.
CW Plant Tour: Aeris Energy, Caucaia, Brazil
This young, up-and-coming wind blade manufacturer was founded to serve the Brazilian wind energy market, but it’s poised to do much more.
Composites in Class A body panels: Evolution continues
Low-density SMCs lead the way as fiber-reinforced polymers make headway in auto components that must please the eye.
Hybrid steel/composite transmission gears
Scalable gear design trims heavy-truck weight, preserves wear life, controls cost.
Composites in the Martian suit
When humans do finally travel to Mars, they will have to be well protected from a less-than-hospitable environment. The suit designed to do the job is already in development at NASA, and it relies heavily on composites.
Cored glass/PU speakers, tabletops impress
Sandwich panels provide music, sound masking sans weight.