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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.
CAMX 2016 Show Report
The 3rd annual joint ACMA/SAMPE-sponsored trade event comes to Anaheim with an exhibition and conference program attractive to professionals across the composites world.
Small companies, long-term impact
In a time known for owner “exit strategies,” longevity in family-owned composites businesses is heartening.
The FAA: Keeping up with aerocomposites evolution
Composite and metallic structures must conform to the same performance-based standard of safety.
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.
Fine-tuning fiberglass: Smart fiber sizing
Some insights into those proprietary chemistries that can customize performance at the fiber/resin interface.
Taking the hit without added weight
High-modulus polypropylene (HMPP) fiber hybrids graduate from tennis to ... tornados!
Composites manufacturing — where the excitement lives
A regular CW columnist and the chief commercialization officer for the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI, Knoxville, TN, US), Dale Brosius points out that for today's engineering students, a Ph.D in manufacturing coul...