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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: 10/3/2016

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: 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

Recycled carbon fiber: Its time has come
Impressive industry growth puts a new emphasis on the role of carbon fiber recycling.

Published: 5/25/2016

Aerospace growth climbs with carbon fiber
The business case for carbon fiber in narrowbodies has become a lot stronger now that these operational benefits are in evidence.

Published: 10/30/2015

Is it time for carbon fiber manufacturers to cooperate?
In anticipation of CompositesWorld's 2015 iteration of its annual Carbon Fiber conference, set for December, CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan looks ahead to the future as he recalls some tough questions about carbon fiber standardization posed by last ...

Published: 9/30/2015

Materials selection for automotive is a meritocracy
CompositesWorld's editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan caught up with CAMX 2015 keynote speaker Dr. Gary Smyth, executive director of Global Research and Development at General Motors (GM, Detroit, MI, US), for a pre-show interview and came away with some int...

Published: 7/31/2015

AFP/ATL evolution: Dual-process workcells
Independent contractor and occasional CE columnist Carroll Grant draws attention to a recent phenomenon in the development of automated lamination equipment: machinery capable of operating interchangeable AFP and ATL heads.

Published: 6/1/2015

The ends will be justified by the means
CW Editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan recalls the one question he's consistently fielded throughout his quarter century in magazine editing and publishing: “Don’t you worry about running out of things to write about?” Here's his an...

Published: 4/30/2015

Why South Carolina? Why now?
CW guest columnist Tom Lemire (T.F. Lemire Consulting Inc., Irvine, CA, US), comments on the aerospace industry's current attraction to this particular spot on the US map and wonders if it's the beginning of a trend.