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Published: 8/1/2004

Composites on the Line
Electric utilities are ripe for conversion from wood power poles and cross-arms and steel-cored conductive cables to composite constructions, but most must still be persuaded.

Published: 6/1/2004

User-friendly resins expanding composites' reach
Novel niche formulas enable composites breakthroughs for new market applications, traditional material replacement.

Published: 6/1/2004

New steel-strip-reinforced fiberglass pipe handles high-pressure oilfield applications
Hybrid technology positions composite pipeline to compete with steel in land and sea oilfields.

Published: 5/1/2004

Carbon fiber composite driveshaft drives innovative wind turbine
As wind turbine designers try to capture greater energy with each turbine, blade length, size and weight have increased dramatically. Further, blade tip speed is limited by noise ordinances, so very large turbines typically spin at less than 20 rpm....

Published: 3/1/2004

Ultralight carbon fiber/epoxy road bike from Kestrel
Kestrel is the first name in carbon fiber bikes, on the strength of a lengthy list of bike-industry firsts that include the first-ever production carbon fiber bike frame (1986) and first all-carbon mountain bike frame in 1988. Recently, the company ...

Published: 3/1/2004

Advances in sizings and surface treatments for carbon fibers
As carbon reinforcements find new applications, unfamiliar processes and resin systems make sizing and treatment surprisingly hot topics.

Published: 1/1/2004

Fiber Placement The Centerpiece Of NCAM
Cryogenic composites just one facet of Lockheed Martins National Center for Advanced Manufacturing.

Published: 11/1/2003

Ukrainian Aerospace Developer Employs Clean Sheet Design
Antonov designs integral torsion boxes for highly loaded tail structures.

Published: 11/1/2003

New Equipment Brings Tape Placement Within Reach Of Smaller Shops
"Right-sized" automated tape laying head is simple and affordable.

Published: 7/1/2003

Isotruss offers amazing strength and material savings
The three-dimensional composite truss structure is the lightest and most efficient structural tube available.