Zone: Defense
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Some of the earliest applications of composite materials took place in defense applications, including fighter jets, helicopters and watercraft. This vital end market continues to be a materials innovator an early adopter of new composites manufacturing technologies.


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Antiballistics: Better defense, less expense

Armor applications grow on the strength of new markets, new composite materials.
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Vanguard Space Technologies delivers satellite bus assemblies CompositesWorld

The composite elements will be part of the AEHF program for Lockheed Martin.

SCRA hires Dr. Jim Sutter and announces Construct architectural affiliate contract win CompositesWorld

Sutter will oversee Mantech composite programs while Construct will build a 13m recycled carbon fiber structure using MIT RCF materials.

Fokker and Lockheed sign MOU for additional F-35 wing components CompositesWorld

Flaperons and outboard leading edge flaps feature low maintenance combination of composite and titanium to improve resistance to fatigue and corrosion.

Part design criteria (2015) CompositesWorld

Designers of composite parts can choose from a huge variety of fiber reinforcements and resin systems. That makes knowledge of how those materials work together a critically important aspect of part development. Here's a short description of what that knowledge entails.

SOURCEBOOK 2015: The online edition CompositesWorld

Welcome to the online SOURCEBOOK, the searchable, updatable, Internet-based counterpart to CompositesWorld's annually published print SOURCEBOOK.

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