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Size-unlimited OOA composite process enables next-gen launch system
United Launch Alliance selects Ruag Space for lower cost/improved quality out-of-autoclave manufacture of Vulcan’s composite primary structures.
Composites enable portability in driving simulator
FRP design enables portable, light-tight, enclosure with an image-projection-grade inner surface.
Fast-build construction with composites
A Brazilian modular wall system that can deliver affordable homes and schools in days is exported to meet global needs, including for refugee resettlement.
Engineering large-diameter underground pipe
A combination of design and new materials enhances pipe performance without adding cost.
Converting the structural chassis to composites
Germany’s largest producer of GRP leaf springs for cars and trucks broadens its product range to CFRP stabilizer bars, which cut weight 50% vs. steel.
Ushering in a new era for windows … and more
Superlative stiffness and thermal efficiency could make this highly glass-filled pultruded polyurethane insert a construction industry go-to material of choice.
Selective reinforcements boost “commodity” composite properties
Strategically placed advanced reinforcements reduce weight, cost while dramatically increasing mechanical performance and dimensional stability.
Oil & gas: Will the composite riser rise again?
A new effort to develop a undersea pipe resets the long-term development course, again, toward an all-composite design for deepwater-capable oil and gas risers.
Automated filament winding enables competitive composite cylinders
Carefully controlled, robust, volume processes offer fabricators of Class IV LPG/CNG tanks a means to meet increasing demand in Europe and Asia.
Low-density SMC: Better living through chemistry
Proprietary sizing, special glass roving and microspheres strip 9 kilos of weight from Corvette body panels.