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Published: 9/1/2018

Hell’s Bay skiff redesign repeats win in clean water benefit race
Open sea boat racing has proven a perennially fruitful opportunity for boat designers and builders to hone their composites skills, and the recent third running of the Skiff Challenge — a 1,600-mile endurance race around the Florida coastline,...

Published: 9/1/2018

Roth filament winder to facilitate major Ariane 6 weight/cost cuts
One of the world’s largest filament winding systems will soon begin manufacturing components for the Ariane 6 space launch vehicle, which is expected to transport satellites into Earth orbit for the European Space Agency (ESA) as early as 2020...

Published: 9/1/2018

Personal air mobility: Will this dream really fly?
At this summer’s Farnborough Air Show, Rolls Royce unveiled a concept vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) aircraft with six electrically powered propellers, aimed at multiple applications, including personal and public transportation.

Published: 8/1/2018

Lakes, rivers and the high seas: Boating’s influence on composites
We have the marine industry to thank for many of the advances seen in large-part composites fabrication.

Published: 8/1/2018

Q&A: Tom Lemire, TFLemire Consulting
CW Talks: The Composites Podcast, recently spoke to Tom Lemire, currently principal of TFLemire Consulting (Irvine, CA, US) and a longtime veteran of the composites industry. Lemire’s career spans back to the late 1960s, and he event...

Published: 8/1/2018

Plant Tour: Agility Fuel Solutions, Salisbury, NC, US
This systems integrator enables CFRP pressure vessel growth in commercial vehicles by combining composites and alternative fuel systems expertise.

Published: 8/1/2018

SPE ACCE 2018 preview
Mobility composites are expected to draw an international crowd to this annual Motor City gathering.

Published: 7/1/2018

Durable UAV speeds to production
3D-printed prototypes used to accelerate design iterations and expedite manufacturing plans.

Published: 7/1/2018

The first composite fuselage section for the first composite commercial jet
Spirit AeroSystems was an established aerospace supplier when it earned that distinction, winning the contract for the Boeing 787’s Section 41. Now its sights are set on the next generation of aircraft.

Published: 7/1/2018

A highly specialized player on a world-class team
Tods Aerospace, located in rural England, is part of the larger Unitech Aerospace manufacturing group and specializes in highly engineered aerospace defense structures.