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Published: 2/26/2019

Combining materials for better bicycles
Bicycle manufacturer HIA Velo combines composite materials to make its products more durable.

Published: 2/19/2019

Fire retardant prepregs enable Museum of the Future's 3D façade panels
Notus Composites to supply fire retardant prepregs for the 3D façade panels of the Museum of the Future in Dubai. 

Published: 2/11/2019

Composites recycling — no more excuses
Columnist Dale Brosius outlines six actionable levels of composites recycling that fabricators should follow.

Published: 2/7/2019

Making better composite bikes, Part 2
My latest blog, about HIA Velo bicycles, concerned the use of high molecular weight polypropylene (HMWPP) combined with carbon fiber for more durable bicycle frames. But there’s more to cover on this topic: bicycle rims (wheels) that combine c...

Published: 2/6/2019

Going discontinuous, for continuous improvement
The HiPerDiF (High Performance Discontinuous Fibre) project is exploring an alternate way of producing high-performance carbon fiber composites: start with discontinuous, rather than continuous fibers.

Published: 2/4/2019

Carbon fiber will enable air taxi eVTOLs
Aircraft and autos have indeed faced CFRP production woes, but new tech opens door for both.

Published: 2/1/2019

Withstanding fire without the weight
New composites meet stringent fire requirements while lightweighting ships, rail cars and battery boxes for electric cars and planes.

Published: 1/30/2019

Proving performance in EV powertrains
Simulation-driven development replaces aluminum with thermoplastic composites in gearbox housing.

Published: 1/29/2019

Foiling motoryacht impresses in carbon fiber/epoxy
A project is underway to build a faster, lighter, hybrid-electric motorboat with foils and hull fabricated from carbon fiber and epoxy.

Published: 1/28/2019

Energy storage in multifunctional carbon fiber composites
A need for lightweight energy storage technology is fueling the development of carbon fiber composite materials for car batteries and other electronics.