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IDEC uses additive manufacturing to cut composite tooling costs

IDEC explains how Stratasys 3D printing helped the company cut the time, cost and material waste involved with traditional composite molding.

Industry News

OMAX to be acquired by Hypertherm
Hypertherm and OMAX have signed a merger agreement effective in April, combining the companies’ portfolios of waterjet and other industrial cutting technologies.

CW Top Shops benchmarking survey now open

CompositesWorld’s inaugural Top Shops benchmarking survey recently launched and is open until the end of April. The survey allows composites fabricators to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of their manufacturing operations.

Composite resins price change report

CW’s running summary of resin price change announcements from major material suppliers that serve the composites manufacturing industry.

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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

March Issue
Thermoplastic pipes: Displacing metals in the deep sea

Automotive / Carbon Fiber

Building confidence in recycled carbon fiber
Recycled carbon fiber is proving, increasingly, to be a cost-effective, environmentally sustainable composite solution for automotive and other high-volume applications.

Additive Manufacturing / Automotive

Micro transportation: BMW personal mover concept
Recycled composites, additive manufacturing and 3D printing enhance form, function of fun-to-drive personal transport.

Products

Total Composite Solutions (TCS) launches epoxy prepreg solution for aerospace
Total Composite Solutions (TCS) Ltd (Havant, U.K.) introduces its epoxy prepreg solution to the aerospace interiors sector.

SWM launches Naltex flow media for resin infusion
SWM International (Alpharetta, Ga., U.S.) announces the introduction of Naltex flow media for resin infusion processes.

KRC Machine Tool introduces configurable machine tool system
KRC Machine Tool Solutions introduces its KRC Fusion VI high-performance machine tool, a modular, large-format gantry system capable of being parametrically configured for a range of sizes and configured for specific or multiple processes.

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