Composites give shape to new passenger bus

The VDL Bus & Coach Citea bus features composite structures fabricated using a vacuum expansion process (VEX) with specially formulated foaming resin compounds supplied by BÜFA Composite Systems.

Industry News

FACC test laboratory receives ISO certification
The composite lab and test center CoLT, a subsidiary of FACC, has been awarded ISO certification for quality standards.

Safran and Albany inaugurate new LEAP engine fan blade plant
The Mexico facility is the two companies’ third joint manufacturing plant to make composite parts for the LEAP aircraft engine.

4M Carbon Fiber employs plasma oxidation technology to produce carbon fiber
Woodland Holdings plans to change its company name to 4M Carbon Fiber and produce low-cost, high-quality carbon fiber using plasma oxidation.

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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
Breaking the Inspection Bottleneck: Automation Unleashed

Carbon Fiber / Glass Fiber

Carbon/glass spar cap enables world’s longest wind blade

LM Wind Power goes long with a resin-infused hybrid carbon composite strategy. 


Aerospace / ATL/AFP

I want to say two words to you: “Thermoplastic tapes”

Thermoplastic tapes are not new to composites, but they soon will join the primary aerostructures material palette and could be their future.


Brook One introduces burnthrough cover films for aerospace

Brook One Corp. has introduced two burnthrough cover films for the aerospace industry, BO 856B-I-LWT (metallic) and BO 856B-II-LWT (non-metallic).

Cevotec now offers tapes for AFP/ATL

Cevotec’s cevoTape carbon fiber tape for automated placement processes is now commercially available.

WichiTech develops new composites repair system

WichiTech Industries Inc. has introduced HB2003 and HB2003A, 20-amp and 30-amp, respectively, dual-zone composites repair systems.

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