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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When the El Capitan, a composite guitar from Blackbird Guitar (San Francisco, Calif.), made its debut this year with the look and sound of a vintage instrument.Three-spoke bike wheel features spread-tow fibers CompositesWorld
Bike gear specialist PRO employed Oxeon's TeXtreme spread-tow carbon fiber fabric to develop an ultralight three-spoke bicycle wheel.Lightweight sports canoe relies on flax fiber reinforcement CompositesWorld
Composites Evolution's Biotex Flax materials have been successfully apply to Lake Constance's Felcity freestyle canoe.Boeing, Russell Brands work to put 787 carbon fiber into athletic gear CompositesWorld
Excess carbon fiber from 787 Dreamliner production will be used to manufacture Russell Brands' lightweight, high-strength CarbonTek American football shoulder pads.SAMPE Seattle 2014 Report CompositesWorld
The Society’s reconfigured Spring advanced materials event in Seattle, Wash., attracts speakers, exhibitors and attendees in large numbers and international dimensions.