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Aerospace and industrial composites: Now on divergent paths?
The aerospace and industrial markets’ advanced composites challenges and their solutions will differ widely.
Some predictions for 2017
We will see even greater progress in 2017 than we saw in 2016, some surprising, some long awaited.
Innovation: Moving faster than ever
The rate of composites innovation is higher than I’ve ever seen, and the implications are significant.
Fine-tuning fiberglass: Smart fiber sizing
Some insights into those proprietary chemistries that can customize performance at the fiber/resin interface.
EPTA’s World Pultrusion Conference spotlights innovation
The European Pultrusion Technology Assn. (EPTA) held its bi-annual World Pultrusion Conference, March 3-4, in Prague, Czech Republic.
RocTool demos “startup” molding systems at JEC Paris
Calling it “ideal” for startup composites molders who don’t want to invest in ovens, autoclaves or time- consuming heated-tooling options, RocTool Inc. (Le Bourget du Lac, France) demonstrated its trademarked LIT out-of-autoclave/out-of-press proces...
JEC World 2016, the full report
CompositesWorld's editors report on the technologies and products that caught our eye at JEC World 2016, in early March.
Composite parts are formed in molds, also known as tools. Tools can be made from virtually any material. The material type, shape and complexity depend upon the part and length of production run. Here's a short summary of the issues involved in elec...
SourceBook 2016: The online edition
Welcome to the online SourceBook, the searchable, updatable, Internet-based counterpart to CompositesWorld's annually published print SourceBook composites industry buyer's guide.
Aircraft composites repair moves toward maturity
New technologies seek to address the challenges MROs will increasingly face in the age of commercial airliners with composite airframes.