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Published: 5/15/2017

Quatro takes delivery of large Surface Generation mold system
Surface Generation's PtFS tooling system will be used by Quatro Composites to manufacture thermoplastic composite structures for a North American' aircraft program.

Published: 5/9/2017

Impossible Objects launches pilot 3D printing machine
Impossible Objects’ composite-based additive manufacturing method (CBAM) enables companies to use a range of composite materials, including carbon fiber, Kevlar and, fiberglass together with PEEK and other high performance polymers.

Published: 5/8/2017

Patrick Industries acquires Leisure Product Enterprises, parent company of Marine Concepts
Patrick will continue to operate each of the businesses on a stand-alone basis under their respective brand names in their existing facilities. 

Published: 4/27/2017

Gurit acquires wind blade mold automation provider PH Windsolutions
Gurit intends to integrate the acquired business activities into its tooling business unit.

Published: 4/10/2017

Orbital ATK making progress on the launch vehicle program
The company has also refurbished a 60,000-square-foot production building, including installation of automated tooling, cranes and other equipment to enable the manufacture of large-diameter composite-case rocket motors.

Published: 3/27/2017

Techmer PM collaborates with industry partners on 3D-printed tooling technology
Techmer PM custom formulated high-temperature polymer materials with carbon fiber that ORNL used to 3D-print the tools.

Published: 3/6/2017

People on the move: March 2017
Here is this month’s people on the move news in the composites industry.

Published: 2/21/2017

RocTool, RJG conduct study on mold heating and cooling technologies
RocTool has now characterized many materials for inclusion in its HD Plastics material database.

Published: 1/10/2017

More companies join NASA’s Advanced Composites Consortium
The project’s goal is to reduce product development and certification timelines by 30 percent for composite aircraft.

Published: 1/3/2017

Top composites news stories of 2016
A look back at the most-clicked news articles of 2016 based on page views.