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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.”

Published: 1/7/2019

Bio-composites break into structural automotive applications
A company’s bio-based, polyamide composite comes with a unique property profile that may help it carve a niche in automotive applications.

Published: 12/27/2018

Composite radar masts assembled for megayachts
Vabo Composites designs, builds and assembles 10m-tall composite radar masts, improving weight, stability and performance for modern megayachts.

Published: 12/26/2018

Pultrusion picks up speed in automotive applications
Pultrusion is one of the most cost-effective processes for manufacturing high-volume composite parts.

Published: 12/14/2018

One step closer to commercial spaceflight
CW senior writer emeritus Donna Dawson provides an eyewitness account of the launch and safe return to Earth of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo on the day of its first spaceflight.

Published: 12/12/2018

The democratization of composites
China as springboard to push adoption of thermoplastic composites and revolutionize consumer goods.

Published: 11/30/2018

Hybrid thermoplastics give load floor impact strength
Project leads to development of new compression process for selective application of D-LFT on UD tape laminates.

Published: 11/29/2018

Leveraging composites for space tourism
Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo will carry its SpaceShipTwo to launch position, then rocket passengers to suborbital space for a heavenly view of Earth.

Published: 11/28/2018

Measuring temperature inside composites and bondlines
ThermoPulse sensors offer Industry 4.0 temperature measurement and digital cure cycle management for bonded composite repairs, laminates and more.