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Published: 7/1/2014

High-performance vs. general purpose
Jeff Sloan notes the closing gap between “aerospace” and “industrial” composites.

Published: 5/31/2014

Where are they now?
As the BMW i3 plug-in electric commuter car approaches rate production, Composites Technology's editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan updates the status of some other electric vehicle pioneers.

Published: 3/31/2014

Business and busy-ness
CT editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan returns for JEC Europe 2014 in Paris with observations about several intriguing composites industry trends.

Published: 1/1/2014

Automotive carbon fiber: Seeking moderation
HPC's editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan comments on CompositesWorld’s Carbon Fiber 2013 conference, counseling tempered expectations when it comes to automotive carbon fiber.

Published: 11/30/2013

Automotive, going forward?
CT editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan asks when, if and how composites professionals will be ready to meet the challenges of significant use of carbon fiber composites in automobiles.

Published: 9/30/2013

HPC goes to SPE ACCE
CT Editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan fields initial reports from two CT staffers about the recent — and growing — Society of Plastics Engineers' Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition.

Published: 8/30/2013

Carbon fiber composites: Into the automotive mainstream?
Altair Engineering Inc.'s (Troy, Mich.) VP of aerospace solutions Robert Yancey asks if automakers will follow aeromanufacturers in embracing carbon fiber.

Published: 7/31/2013

Are we ready?
CT's editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan reviews activities on the automotive front, as OEMs consider composites to lightweight their vehicles in view of more stringent fuel economy and tailpipe emissions regulations, asking "Are we ready?"

Published: 4/1/2013

Will carbon fiber be ready to join the 54.5-mpg battle?
Guest columnists Lindsay Brooke, senior editor of the Society of Automotive Engineers’ (SAE) Automotive Engineering International magazine, says Carbon fiber’s decades-long promise in automotive composites might, indeed, be realized.

Published: 4/1/2013

JEC 2013 at first blush
CT Editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan risks some immediate reactions to his week in Paris at the JEC Europe 2013 composites trade show.