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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Musical instrument manufacturer Blackbird has developed the composite, concert-quality Clara ukulele, made with Ekoa, a renewable, plant-based fiber.Aonix expands into Taiwan Composites Technology
The company will open Aonix Advanced Materials Asia, in Taichung City, Taiwan, to develop and deliver UltraMaterials thermoplastic prepregs and automated Express molding machines, for sporting goods and electronics applications.New composites-intensive roadable aircraft debuts Composites Technology
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Made from lightweight composite materials supplied by DSM Composite Resins AG (Schaffhausen, Switzerland), the team's Velox3 vehicle reached 133.78 kmh (83 mph), winning the 2013 World Human Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nev.