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.
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CW Editor-in-Chief Jeff Sloan says one concern at the otherwise positive initial membership meeting of the new Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) was that the composites industry is quickly losing knowledge, as old-timers retire, that is not so easily replaced. Here's his prescription.Composites enable innovative prototype for snow mountain bike CompositesWorld
A group of engineering students from the University of Sherbrooke (Québec, Canada) believe mountain biking should be enjoyed year-round.Archer Cork Skateboards features eco-composites CompositesWorld
Sicomin’s Greenpoxy 56 resin bonds all the elements together on the skateboards.Turning ideas into innovative composites CompositesWorld
From helmets to harps to the new Formula Lites all-carbon race car, Crawford Composites pursues perfection in a wide array of carbon fiber parts.Schübeler Composite, University of Paderborn to develop composite jet engine CompositesWorld
The multifunctional electric jet engine will consist of carbon composites and aluminum alloys.