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 launch of the first commercial composite football helmet and new research thrusts show FRPs could play a critical role in mitigating head injuries.CAMX 2015 Preview CompositesWorld
ACMA’s and SAMPE’s 2nd combined event promises a conference and exhibition of unprecedented scale and value to composite manufacturers from all corners of the composites world.Super "skinny" water skiff CompositesWorld
Hell’s Bay Boatworks’ (Titusville, FL, US) latest design for a sportfishing customer does an unprecedented job of shaving weight and boosting toughness of flatboats for shallow-water operation.Reformable composite equestrian saddle CompositesWorld
This carbon fiber/polyethylene terephthalate (PET) saddle tree features an intralaminate heating element that enables horse owners to reconfigure saddle shapes as horses grow, greatly reducing long-term saddle-fitting costs.CW Business Index at 42.9 – Lowest since December 2012 CompositesWorld
Steve Kline, Jr., the director of market intelligence for Gardner Business Media Inc. (Cincinnati, OH, US), the publisher of CompositesWorld magazine, presents the CompositesWorld Business Index for the US composites industry through August 2015.