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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.

Published: 1/24/2019

Plant tour: Meggitt San Diego, CA, US
This aerospace and defense fabricator upgrades to a larger facility and gets, in the process, a chance to rethink and optimize material, people and process flow. 

Published: 1/22/2019

Tecnofire adds fire resistance to transportation and infrastructure applications
Intumescent nonwoven veils improve the fire performance of composites in bridge, bus, building, marine and aircraft structures.

Published: 1/15/2019

Making better composite bikes in Arkansas
Bicycle manufacturer HIA Velo (Little Rock, AR, US), maker of carbon fiber bikes, is using a combination of composite materials to make their products more durable.

Published: 1/10/2019

CFRP module saves weight on rocket design
Taking advantage of carbon fiber/PEEK mechanical and thermal performance, the Technical University of Munich replaces an aluminum rocket module with a 40+% lighter composite alternative.

Published: 1/8/2019

Future automotive is collaborative, digital and smart using composites
According to Swedish startup Uniti, “The era of heavy, costly and unsustainable is coming to an end.”