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Published: 7/17/2017

Preforming goes industrial: Part 2
Automated preforming isn’t only for 2D and 2.5D parts. Innovators are taking successful aim at building 3D preforms at production speeds.

Published: 5/10/2017

Preforming goes industrial: Part 1
ATL and AFP-based preforming options now abound for processing dry and/or impregnated reinforcements as quickly as 1 minute or less with potential yearly part yields in the millions.

Published: 4/14/2017

Accelerating materials insertion: Where do virtual allowables fit?
In the quest to reduce the time and cost for aerocomposite design allowables development, will conventional physical testing and virtual testing go head-to-head or work side-by-side?

Published: 1/31/2017

JEC World 2017 exhibit preview
JEC World will be held March 14-16 in Paris. CW previews some of the products and technologies that will be at the show.

Published: 12/30/2016

Plant Tour: Tri-Mack Plastics Manufacturing, Bristol, RI, US
Precision thermoplastics parts manufacturer expands into hybrid composites to help meet OEM demand for higher performance while trimming weight, cost and lead times.

Published: 12/29/2016

Aerospace and industrial composites: Now on divergent paths?
The aerospace and industrial markets’ advanced composites challenges and their solutions will differ widely.

Published: 10/20/2016

CAMX 2016 Show Report
The 3rd annual joint ACMA/SAMPE-sponsored trade event comes to Anaheim with an exhibition and conference program attractive to professionals across the composites world.

Published: 6/29/2016

Get ready for Composites 4.0!
It might seem like science fiction, but it must be our path if we are to make composites competitive.

Published: 5/25/2016

Composites manufacturing — where the excitement lives
A regular CW columnist and the chief commercialization officer for the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI, Knoxville, TN, US), Dale Brosius points out that for today's engineering students, a Ph.D in manufacturing ...

Published: 4/29/2016

JEC World: Aerospace highlights
Fokker Aerostructures BV (Hoogeveen, The Netherlands), a GKN Aerospace company, demonstrated at its stand a thermoplastic composite aircraft demonstrator spoiler, fully functional and consisting of only three parts: top skin, bottom skin and a singl...