Zone: Wind/Energy Composites
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Wind and energy is the fastest growing end market for composite materials. Wind blades, oil rig tubulars, solar panel frames and other structures are forecast to consume more composite materials than any other market over the next decade.


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Small wind gets big

Massive growth, complex blade designs reopen challenging market in wind energy niche.
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Thermoplastic composite riser making waves in oil and gas work CompositesWorld

The use of composites in deepwater oil and gas drilling has been long sought, and few companies have been more active than Netherlands-based Airborne Oil & Gas, which manufacture thermoplastic composite pipe that is being tested in Brazilian waters.

Gardner Business Index at 46.3 in April CompositesWorld

Another uptrend in future capital spending plans points to an increase in capital equipment investment.

Composites manufacturing — where the excitement lives CompositesWorld

A regular CW columnist and the chief commercialization officer for the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI, Knoxville, TN, US), Dale Brosius points out that for today's engineering students, a Ph.D in manufacturing could open the door to an exciting, alternative career path.

Call for entries for CAMX Award and Awards for Composites Excellence CompositesWorld

Enter the CAMX Award or Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) by July 1, 2016.

UMaine Composites Center hosted 300 students for wind energy challenges CompositesWorld

Winning team members of both competitions were offered internships valued at more than $20,000 at the UMaine Composites Center, contingent upon enrollment at the university.

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