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Published: 4/2/2019

Spar forming simplified
Adapting its Automated Stiffener Forming (ASF) technology to build spars directly in female molds, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems anticipates dramatic drops in cycle time and manufacturing cost.

Published: 4/1/2019

Reaping the benefits: Composites use grows in agricultural equipment
Multiple trends support composites advances in this huge but fragmented market.

Published: 3/29/2019

JEC World 2019 briefs
JEC briefs on Bindatex, FILL, Solvay, Henkel, Web Industries, Cobra, PolyOne, GKN Fokker, Thomas Technik + Innovation and Hyosung Advanced Materials.

Published: 3/28/2019

JEC World 2019: Hexcel
Hexcel held its annual press conference at JEC World 2019 and reported promising numbers, as well as several new products and technologies.

Published: 3/17/2019

First impressions from JEC World 2019
JEC World 2019, the composites industry trade show, has come to a close. CompositesWorld will be sharing highlights from the event over the next few days.

Published: 3/8/2019

Thermoplastic composite pipe on the rise in the deep sea
Demonstrators, pilot programs and qualification efforts are paying off as thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) makers take orders for deep-sea oil and gas applications.

Published: 3/6/2019

Design engineering of tailored preforms
Tailored preforming has opened new doors in composites fabrication, but designing for it requires tools that understand and work with this complex process.

Published: 2/11/2019

Composites recycling — no more excuses
Columnist Dale Brosius outlines six actionable levels of composites recycling that fabricators should follow.

Published: 2/4/2019

Carbon fiber will enable air taxi eVTOLs
Aircraft and autos have indeed faced CFRP production woes, but new tech opens door for both.

Published: 1/10/2019

CFRP module saves weight on rocket design
Taking advantage of carbon fiber/PEEK mechanical and thermal performance, the Technical University of Munich replaces an aluminum rocket module with a 40+% lighter composite alternative.