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Innovation: Moving faster than ever
The rate of composites innovation is higher than I’ve ever seen, and the implications are significant.
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.
Is the BMW 7 Series the future of autocomposites?
BMW AG's Dingolfing, Germany, auto manufacturing facility is well known for churning out a variety of car models and types, and the 7 Series is among them, famous for its steel/aluminum/composites construction. Does this car represent the optimum of...
BMW 7 Series Plant: Dingolfing, Germany
Via four different manufacturing methods, CFRP goes mainstream in automated multi-material BIW and assembly operations at BMW’s busiest plant.
Fine-tuning fiberglass: Smart fiber sizing
Some insights into those proprietary chemistries that can customize performance at the fiber/resin interface.
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...
Carbures, el Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain
On a rapid and audacious growth trajectory, this Tier 2 supplier based on the Iberian Peninsula opens the doors of three foundational facilities near Spain’s aerospace epicenter.
Full steam ahead for composite ship doors and hatches
VABO Composites (Emmeloord, The Netherlands) has added to its wide range of composite products these ship doors and hatches that offer a 50% weight reduction vs. conventional steel doors.
JEC World 2016: Automotive highlights
On the automotive side, Henkel (Düsseldorf, Germany) emphasized on its JEC stand a glass fiber-reinforced composite leaf spring, based on Henkel’s polyurethane matrix resin Loctite MAX 2, used in the chassis of the new Volvo (Gothenberg, Sweden) XC...
Fastener-free, composite aircraft door and control surfaces
All-composite, integrated structures using RTM cut weight and cost by more than 30%.