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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Fiber Patch Placement (FPP) achieves optimized fiber orientation for up to 150% increase in stiffness and reduced cycle time, weight and material waste.CAMX 2015 preview: Innegra Technologies CompositesWorld
Innegra Technologies (Greenville, SC, US) will feature its full line of olefin-based Innegra fibers and to discuss how to integrate Innegra materials into composite products.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.