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JEC World 2019 Preview

The JEC World trade show and conference, the largest composites event in the world, will be held at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, March 12-14, 2019.

Industry News

CAMX 2019 issues call for abstracts
The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo has issued a call for abstracts for Educational Sessions and Technical Papers for its 2019 event.

FACC receives STC approval for its Passenger Luggage Space Upgrade program
The glass fiber-reinforced composite overhead stowage bins are said to increase space while reducing weight by up to 67 percent.

EASA completes first flight session of MC-21-300 certification program
During the certification tests, the behavior of MC-21-300 aircraft was evaluated in various modes, including high angles of attack and stalling.

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Knowledge Centers

Automated tape laying (ATL) and automated fiber placement (AFP)
CGTech helps demystify the process of programming automated composite machinery by introducing the key components of machine independent off-line programming software.

Closed Molding
Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance provide you with the latest information about closed mold technologies and the advantages, techniques and opportunities that the closed mold process has over open molding.

CompositesWorld Magazine

February Issue
FRP bridge fairings: Fire resistance meets infrastructure

Automotive

The long view for composites in long-haul trucks
Composite components on heavy trucks and trailers continue to grow, both in volume and in kind, but they won’t be carrying structural loads until the mid-2020s.

Automotive / Carbon Fiber

Filament winding, reinvented

Robots and digital technology deliver speed plus larger, more complex parts,
while generative 3D winding obviates mandrels and waste for automotive applications.

Products

Kent Pultrusion installs fully electric pultruder
The company has announced the installation of a ServoPul 3012 fully electric pultrusion line to a North American leading provider of composites.

BTG Labs launches Surface Analyst XA
The XA automates technology employed by the original handheld Surface Analyst unit, increasing the speed and efficiency of surface inspections.

Epoxies, Etc. launches fast curing toughened epoxy
The company’s 10-3041 high performance epoxy adhesive bonds to a variety of plastics and metals and reportedly develops a 3,000 psi lap shear strength within four hours.

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