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Published: 5/31/2017

Shape Machining shapes Elemental sports car
Designed and manufactured by a team of ex-McLaren designers, the recently launched RP1 features advanced aerodynamics and novel composite solutions, including an all-carbon composite passenger tub built to Formula 1 strength and stiffness standards....

Published: 5/31/2017

Composites in transit: Rolling robotic “stuff carrier” the new must-have
PPF’s Gita can move at a human walking pace or can accelerate up to 35 kph, fast enough to keep pace with a runner.

Published: 2/24/2017

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%.

Published: 1/31/2017

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.

Published: 12/29/2016

Aerospace and industrial composites: Now on divergent paths?
The aerospace and industrial markets’ advanced composites challenges and their solutions will differ widely.

Published: 11/30/2016

Some predictions for 2017
We will see even greater progress in 2017 than we saw in 2016, some surprising, some long awaited.

Published: 10/31/2016

Innovation: Moving faster than ever
The rate of composites innovation is higher than I’ve ever seen, and the implications are significant.

Published: 6/8/2016

Fine-tuning fiberglass: Smart fiber sizing
Some insights into those proprietary chemistries that can customize performance at the fiber/resin interface.

Published: 4/29/2016

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.

Published: 4/29/2016

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...