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Published: 9/15/2008

New packaging machine uses lightweight carbon fiber airshafts
When Premier Paper Converting Machinery (New Berlin, Wis.) introduced its new custom machine for producing Kraft paper honeycomb used to make packaging materials, the device was equipped to hold four massive 98-inch/2.4m wide rolls of paper, eac...

Published: 9/9/2008

ATL and AFP: Signs of evolution in machine process control
Improved machine-control software, placement accuracy and design simulation have made automated fiber placement and tape laying machines truly production-worthy. The evolution, however, still continues.

Published: 6/30/2008

ATL and AFP: Defining the megatrends in composite aerostructures
Automated tape laying and automated fiber placement technologies take a key enabling role in production of today’s — and tomorrow’s — composite-airframed commercial jets.

Published: 6/1/2008

Composites Protect Pipe in Downhole Environment
Glass-reinforced epoxy provides a durable and affordable liner for alternative pipe used in enhanced oil recovery.

Published: 5/20/2008

Filament winding with large tow carbon fiber
Machine improvements optimize parts made with commercial-grade fiber.

Published: 4/1/2007

Inside manufacturing: Dual-Laminate Pipe Comes of Age
Computerized pipe fusion and customized multimandrel filament winding equipment mass-produces nearly four miles of pipe for chemical plant in China.

Published: 1/1/2007

In Situ Manufacturing: Pipe Relining in Demanding, Corrosive Environments
Onsite technology offers continuous manufacture and insertion of new high-performance pipe, without excavation and replacement.

Published: 11/1/2006

Filament winding
Filament winding is a continuous fabrication method that can be highly automated and repeatable with relatively low material costs. A long, cylindrical tool called a mandrel is suspended horizontally between end supports, while the “head” – the fibe...

Published: 3/1/2006

Composites Alive And Well In Offshore Oil Applications
The petroleum industry is moving forward with many interesting projects that will increase composite demand.

Published: 11/1/2005

Composites target tactical missiles
Composite benefits are surmounting obstacles in manufacture of small, high-volume missile systems.