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Lightweight Reading: COBRA International celebrates 40th year with retrospective book

Looking back on 40 years of COBRA International composites for watersport products – and beyond.

Industry News

FPC to explore new production concepts for lightweight components
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened a new Fiber Placement Center in Meitingen, Germany.

Shape expands pattern machining capacity
The company has grown its capacity for epoxy pattern machining as a result of recent expansion.

AZL and IKV explore thermoplastic tapes in injection molded parts
Study explores how thermoplastic tapes might reduce costs and increase performance of injection molded parts.

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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

September Issue
The Bieker 6: New Take on the I-14 Sail Racing Class

Sponsored Content

Three Emerging Technology Trends to Look for at IMTS 2018
Not only a display of products, IMTS is an introduction to never-before-seen technology, particularly those on the horizon. Here are a few of the top emerging technology trends and how to find them at IMTS 2018.

Carbon Fiber / Marine

The International 14: High-tech but still accessible
Naval architect Paul Bieker and Henderson Boat Co. team take this venerable marine racing class to a more affordable performance/cost combination.

Products

Asahi Kasei launches Thermylene P11
Next-generation family of glass-reinforced polypropylene (PP) compounds opens new opportunities for thinwall molding of interior and exterior automotive parts.

Latest Moldex3D version improves RTM simulation workflow
Latest Moldex3D version includes more control over complex layer layer orientations and improved RTM pre-processing workflow. 

New modular direct diode laser technology for tape replacement applications

New diode laser technology aims to scale up the production capability of tape placement systems.

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