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Published: 10/8/2018

Carbon fiber composite liner-less pressure tank handles cryogenic temps
Cimarron Composites has made a leap forward in all-composite cryogenic tank development.

Published: 10/3/2018

A new lightweighting material on the scene?
Magnesium alloy company introduces products to cycling industry with an eye on other lightweighting markets.

Published: 9/28/2018

Making prepreg tape more accessible
Cygnet Texkimp’s new slitter-spooler offers economical production of high-quality tapes and vertical integration for manufacturers to access a much wider market.

Published: 9/27/2018

High strain composites for satellite applications
Carbon fiber takes deployable satellite mechanisms to new heights.

Published: 9/24/2018

Sustainable, inline recycling of carbon fiber
Shocker Composites and R&M International are developing a supply chain for recycled CF with zero knockdown vs. virgin fiber, lower cost and, eventually, lengths delivering structural properties close to continuous fiber.

Published: 9/17/2018

Continuous Fiber Manufacturing (CFM) with moi composites
Continuous fiber 3D printing using epoxy, vinylester and acrylic with continuous glass, carbon, basalt and other fibers, including deposition along nonlinear curves, is only the beginning.

Published: 9/13/2018

NASA tests foldable heat shield
NASA’s Adaptable Deployable Entry Placement Technology (ADEPT) is a foldable carbon fabric device that opens to make an umbrella-like heat shield.

Published: 9/7/2018

Automated Preforming, Part 7: Fill Gesellschaft
Fill automates preforming for 1-min cycle time overmolded thermoplastic automotive parts but supplies automation throughout aero- and autocomposites process chains.

Published: 9/4/2018

Musings about heat shields
NASA’s Orion capsule employs an ablative material based on the same heat shield coating used for the Apollo missions.

Published: 9/1/2018

New horizons in welding thermoplastic composites
Latest developments in qualification, production and applications for aerospace and automotive.