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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...

Published: 4/15/2016

CFRP: Opportunities in orthopedics
Carbon fiber has a niche, but can it secure a larger piece of a high-growth pie?

Published: 3/30/2016

Can we make recycled carbon fiber “sexy”?
Although we have methods to create useful product forms from recovered fiber, creating demand for those products will require new entrepreneurial effort.

Published: 3/29/2016

JEC World 2016, the full report
CompositesWorld's editors report on the technologies and products that caught our eye at JEC World 2016, in early March.

Published: 3/23/2016

Fabrication methods
There are numerous methods for fabricating composite components. Selection of a method for a particular part, therefore, will depend on the materials, the part design and end-use or application. Here's a guide to selection.

Published: 2/26/2016

Automation: Robots taking off in commercial aircraft
Will this affordable and versatile class of multiaxis manufacturing hardware and software drivers enable airframers to reduce costs and speed deliveries?

Published: 2/18/2016

Dry fiber placement: Surpassing limits
Coriolis Composites’ automated aerostructures manufacturing using dry materials moves from development projects to production.

Published: 2/17/2016

OOA overview: Market & opportunities
CW looks at where aero-OEMs and their suppliers are finding out-of-autoclave alternatives.

Published: 9/30/2015

CFK-Valley Stade Convention 2015 report
The composites industry in Germany is preparing for the 4th Industrial Revolution.