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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

An update on composite tanks for cryogens
More automation, improved materials bring composite fuel tanks for space applications closer to reality.

Published: 11/1/2005

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

Published: 9/1/2005

Paris Air Show Report 2005
The 46th edition of the world's largest aircraft industry event provides a fitting showcase of composites industry gains.

Published: 8/1/2005

A Filament Winder Buyer's Guide
Specifying that new machine with your process and product in mind.

Published: 7/1/2005

Collapsible mandrel enables full-barrel fiber placement
FUBACOMP (Full Barrel Composite Fuselage), a European consortium, is developing technology that will enable automated fiber placement of a one-piece business jet fuselage. Advanced Composites Group Ltd. (ACG, Heanor, Derbyshire, U.K.) recently d...

Published: 7/1/2005

SAMPE 2005 Product Showcase
SAMPE's U.S. Symposium and Exhibition highlights technological innovation and market expansion.

Published: 7/1/2005

SAMPE Europe/JEC Composites 2005
Advanced materials reap rewards, enter new arenas of application in annual Parisian showcase.

Published: 6/1/2005

Fuel Economy Drives Big Rig Composites
A variety of materials and processing methods are lightweighting and economizing trucks and trailers in the commercial freight arena.