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Published: 8/19/2018

Air travel with a personal touch
EAA’s 2018 AirVenture at Oshkosh, WI, US happened during the last week of July and as always offered up a banquet of news and innovative new products, including flying cars, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) personal air vehicles and combina...

Published: 8/10/2018

The Parker Solar Probe is pretty cool – thanks to carbon composite
Given the extreme temperatures of the Sun’s corona how can NASA’s Parker Solar Probe endure the region to carry out its mission to study our local star?

Published: 7/29/2018

Luxury travel by airship returns
A look at composites on the Airlander 10 hybrid aircraft by Hybrid Air Vehicles, a helium-filled airship. HAV made a splash at Farnborough this year by announcing luxury tourist travel.

Published: 7/24/2018

How the CMC process works
GE Aviation releases video walking through their complete process chain for ceramic matrix composites.

Published: 7/16/2018

Farnborough 2018: Uncertain expectations?
Today marks the start of the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. This year’s event, while it promises to offer the usual awesome aircraft displays and plenty of aerocomposite parts innovations, is being staged among some political and...

Published: 7/6/2018

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

Published: 6/29/2018

Generative design and continuous 3D fiber deposition
Generative design replicates nature’s evolutionary approach by combining artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing to provide thousands of solutions to one engineering problem.

Published: 6/27/2018

Slitting and kitting with Web Industries
CW Talks: The Composites Podcast catches up with Web Industrie’s Manish Patel and Ashley Graeber to talk tape slitting, kitting and cutting and more.

Published: 6/17/2018

Still working toward electric aircraft
A lot of research effort continues on electric propulsion for aircraft; many programs are aimed at developing viable battery-electric or solar propulsion for smaller aircraft. 

Published: 6/12/2018

Building an aircraft without molds or fasteners?
MTorres has a concept (TRL 6) with which aircraft will be built with minimal hand labor, without typical molds, without metallic fasteners, and without typical stringers as they are used today.