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Published: 5/31/2017

Additive manufacturing and composites: An update
Additive manufacturing has only begun to tap the potential available in the composite industry.

Published: 10/1/2016

Composite repair: Lessons learned, challenges and opportunities, Part I
As aerospace companies look to increase the scope and quality of repairs, through standardized training and increased automation, their lessons learned (outlined here in Part 1 of a two-part examination) can smooth the repair path for other industri...

Published: 8/31/2016

History, myths and urban legends of pultrusion
CW guest columnist and composites industry pultrusion consultant David E. Green tells us that many interesting stories have been told about the early days of pultrusion, and some of them are true.

Published: 3/2/2015

Looking for Lindberghs
Every paradigm-shifting invention throughout human history has been met with skepticism. CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan says the composites industry has need of those willing to attempt what most believe impossible.

Published: 8/1/2014

Composites business does grow on trees
This advanced composites contractor welcomes down-to-earth opportunities to bring aerospace quality to fantasy foliage.

Published: 12/4/2009

Advanced Composite Cargo Aircraft proves large structure practicality
Dr. John Russell reports that the successful completion of a flying aircraft in the the Advanced Composite Cargo Aircraft program has demonstrated the holistic impact that composites technology can have on future aircraft development.