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Published: 11/16/2018

The markets: Boatbuilding and marine (2019)
NMMA’s top trends for 2018 include more accessible and versatile recreational watercraft for families, an increase in saltwater and freshwater fishing boat sales, and increased sales for cruisers. Electric propulsion and 3D-printed hulls and m...

Published: 11/16/2018

The markets: Renewable energy (2019)
The global market for wind turbine composite materials could reach a market value of more than 12 billion by 2023 and is expected to grow at CAGR around 9.6% from now to 2023.

Published: 11/16/2018

The markets: Civil infrastructure (2019)
According to a report by the coalition Transportation for America (Washington, DC, US), titled The Fix We’re In For: The State of our Nation’s Busiest Bridges, there are 69,223 structurally deficient highway bridges in the U.S. alone &md...

Published: 11/16/2018

Boeing and Thermwood
The Boeing Co. (Chicago, IL, US) and Thermwood Corp. (Dale, IN, US) have employed additive manufacturing technology to produce a large, single-piece tool for the 777X program.

Published: 11/16/2018

The markets: Automotive (2019)
As the global auto industry hurtles toward its confrontation with US fuel economy and European Union (EU) emissions standards in 2017, the pressure built to find more radical solutions to lightweighting.

Published: 11/16/2018

The markets: Aerospace (2019)
The world’s two largest aerospace manufacturers, once again, shared center stage as commercial aircraft stayed in the composites spotlight, expected to be increasingly heavy users of carbon fiber composites.

Published: 11/1/2018

Filament winding, reinvented
Robots and digital technology deliver speed plus larger, more complex parts, while generative 3D winding obviates mandrels and waste for automotive applications.

Published: 11/1/2018

Continuous Fiber Manufacturing blurs the line between 3D printing and AFP
Continuous fiber manufacturing (CFM) is a 3D printing/continuous fiber deposition process patented by moi composites.

Published: 11/1/2018

Carbon fiber pickup box: A GM redux?
Didn’t GM release a truck with a composite pickup box years ago? The Pro-Tec box was molded in the same Huntington factory as the new CarbonPro version. So, what sets the new pickup box apart?

Published: 10/8/2018

CAMX 2018: Exhibit previews
If you are headed to CAMX 2018 Oct. 15-18 in Dallas, TX, you can catch a glimpse of some of the products and technologies you are likely to find on the exhibit hall floor.