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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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US Marine Corps puts first F-35Bs into service CompositesWorld

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 in Yuma, AZ, US, will operate 10 F-35B Lightning II fighter craft.

Additive manufacturing: The past, present — and future — of composites CompositesWorld

A regular CW columnist and the chief commercialization officer for the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), Dale Brosius offers this insightful look into why it's unwise to use the terms "3D printing" and "additive manufacturing" interchangeably.

IP vigilance: Good business? CompositesWorld

CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan observes that in the composites industry, where much of what is considered to be trade secrets and proprietary knowledge really isn't, a better course might be to share that knowledge and, thus, advance the industry as a whole.

CW Business Index at 50.4 – First growth in two months CompositesWorld

Steve Kline, Jr., the director of market intelligence for Gardner Business Media Inc. (Cincinnati, OH, US), the publisher of CompositesWorld magazine, outlines the results of the CompositesWorld Business Index survey for June 2015.

Morgan Advanced Materials develops customized military armored composite crew compartments CompositesWorld

The company recently develop a custom composite crew compartment for Tata Motors’ Light Armored Multipurpose Vehicle program for the Indian Ministry of Defense.

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