Lightweight Reading: Endless Summer Edition

CW’s occasional round up of fun composite products and offbeat news surrounding the composites industry. 

Industry News

Carbon nanotube composite coatings used to create smart textiles
Fabric coated with electrically conductive carbon nanotube composite technology could be used in future smart garments that measure human motion. 

GE Aviation delivers 25,000th CMC component
The Asheville, NC, US facility has reached a production milestone for its ceramic matrix composites components for commercial aviation.

Utah Lt. Governor to make keynote address at composites workshop
The Fly Away with Composites workshop will be held August 21-22 at Davis Technical College in Clearfield, UT, US.

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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

August Issue
Carbon fiber SMC Chassis Subframe: Rugged for High Road Loads

Sponsored Content

Surfacing Films Improve Safety, Appearance and Processing Time

Surfacing films are evolving to meet challenging demands for lightweight solutions to protect composite structures and enable high-quality surface finishes with reduced preparation times.

Automotive / Construction & Infrastructure

US styrene-reduction mandates: Go or no-go?

Legislative changes are slow in coming, but technology forges ahead.


OMAX launches 10HP pump for waterjet systems
The company expands its GlobalMAX pump options with a 10HP pump for the GlobalMAX JetMachining Centers.

LORD launches fast cure polyurethane adhesive
Based on polyurethane, LORD Fusor 2001/2003 NG is suitable for bonding composites parts in processes characterized by high production rates.

CGTech releases VERICUT 8.2
Version 8.2 of the CNC software reportedly offers new features that improve simulation visibility, speed workflow and streamline the user verification process.

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