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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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Cobham Composites: San Diego, CA, US CompositesWorld

An aerocomposites force since the dawn of the 1980s, this fabricator’s Big Idea is to move from quality control to in-situ process control on the strength of metrics powered by Big Data.

Quickstep receives Nadcap accreditation CompositesWorld

The company received Nadcap accreditation for composite special processing at its Bankstown Airport, Sydney facility.

Applying the Internet of Things to composites production efficiency CompositesWorld

The Internet of Things is defined as the technology of connecting devices, systems and services that goes beyond mere machine-to-machine communications. Guest columnist Avner Ben-Bassat, president/CEO of Plataine Ltd. (Waltham, MA, US) calls for its implementation in the aerospace manufacturing workplace.

Looking for Lindberghs CompositesWorld

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.

Incremental thinking just won’t cut it! CompositesWorld

Composites industry consultant and regular CW columnist Dale Brosius says if this industry is to have a future that goes anywhere profitable, then we've got to get off the road we're on and map out a whole new way to think about the tasks at hand.

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