Golf clubs, tennis rackets, hockey sticks and bicycles benefit from the high strength and light weight qualities of composites — particularly carbon fiber composites. Filament winding is the dominant manufacturing process in this market.
Small producer ramps up productivity with "entry level" robotics.
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The Paris France-based CELC continued its advocacy of flax and hemp as natural-fiber reinforcements for composites at its end-product exhibit at the JEC Europe 2015 trade show.Making carbon fiber green CompositesWorld
Composite Recycling Technology Center is being established in Washington State.Velocite launches filament wound carbon fiber bike rims CompositesWorld
First rims to use automated continuous process reportedly deliver improved performance by reducing manufacturing errors and costs associated with manual layup.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.