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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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
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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.