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Published: 10/31/2016

Composite repair: Lessons learned, challenges and opportunities, Part II
In Part II, guest columnist Lou Dorworth says the wind and auto industries can learn much from the aerospace industry in this composites repair commentary.

Published: 10/31/2016

Living in a much-changed composites world
In the composites world, change is good – and habitual.

Published: 10/3/2016

Gardner Business Index at 51.9 in August 2016
New orders, production and key target markets are up.

Published: 10/3/2016

How do we integrate composite into the auto supply chain?
I am attending this week (Sept. 7-9) the Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE) Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE) in the Detroit suburb of Novi, MI, US.

Published: 9/1/2016

2016 end of summer book report
CW's Jeff Sloan takes a closer look at three books that focused on the creative application of design engineering and materials to achieve a specific goal.

Published: 8/31/2016

Gardner Business Index at 48.6 in July
Future capital spending plans measure up 53% compared with the same time period in 2015.

Published: 7/29/2016

Imagining the utility of IoT in our increasingly data-driven age
CompositesWorld's editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan imagines one potential outcome of the Internet of Things: inline composite part inspection.

Published: 7/28/2016

Gardner Business Index at 43.3 in June
Compared with one year ago, future capital spending plans are up by 43%.

Published: 7/28/2016

How to win in carbon composites for the automotive market
Of all the material options, only CFRP offers the potential for weight savings greater than 50%.

Published: 6/29/2016

Gardner Business Index at 49.5 in May
US composites industry employment grows again as mid-sized fabricators post highest-ever GBI expansion figure.