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Published: 6/27/2018

Slitting and kitting with Web Industries
CW Talks: The Composites Podcast catches up with Web Industrie’s Manish Patel and Ashley Graeber to talk tape slitting, kitting and cutting and more.

Published: 6/17/2018

Still working toward electric aircraft
A lot of research effort continues on electric propulsion for aircraft; many programs are aimed at developing viable battery-electric or solar propulsion for smaller aircraft. 

Published: 6/12/2018

Building an aircraft without molds or fasteners?
MTorres has a concept (TRL 6) with which aircraft will be built with minimal hand labor, without typical molds, without metallic fasteners, and without typical stringers as they are used today.

Published: 5/28/2018

This foiling racer is crazy fast thanks to composites
The Exocet racer’s hull and its foils, designed via computer model, are fabricated using hand layup and resin infusion methods, respectively, with PRO-SET epoxy.

Published: 5/23/2018

Arevo in 2018: Industrialized production of continuous fiber 3D-printed parts
With new CEO and $12.5 million in B-series financing, Arevo will have eight direct energy deposition (DED) cells attacking its parts production backlog by year-end.

Published: 5/13/2018

Getting carbon fiber cost down
4M Carbon Fiber Corp. says its objective is to demonstrate that standard modulus carbon fiber can be made from textile grade PAN precursor using significantly less energy and in less than half the processing time, thus cutting carbon fiber manufactu...

Published: 5/11/2018

3D printing composites with continuous fiber
New composite manufacturing technology for multimaterial, multifunctional composite structures.

Published: 5/7/2018

PEEK vs. PEKK vs. PAEK and Continuous Compression Molding
Suppliers of thermoplastics and carbon fiber chime in regarding PEEK vs. PEKK, and now PAEK, as well as in-situ consolidation — the supply chain for thermoplastic tape composites continues to evolve.

Published: 5/6/2018

Pultruded composites market growing, says EPTA
The European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA, Frankfurt, Germany) has published an in-depth report on its highly successful 2018 conference, held in Vienna on March 1-2, 2018. The 12-page document, World Pultrusion Conference 2018: Attractiv...

Published: 5/3/2018

Shape offers novel visual options with preforming technology
The ShapeTex preform uses a continuous tow of carbon fiber laid down to create a zero waste, optimized and accurately sized preform.