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Published: 4/2/2019

Research of developing coal, oil into low-cost carbon fiber advances
Western Research Institute and academic and industry partners advance into the second year of a research project to turn coal, crude oil and biomass into low-cost carbon fiber.

Published: 3/29/2019

AFRL research advances 3D printable CF/epoxy composites
The Air Force Research Laboratory and university partners will soon publish the results of a research project aimed at 3D printing lighter, stronger composites for Air Force aircraft.

Published: 3/29/2019

MSU engineers build carbon fiber brace for basketball player
A team from the Michigan State University College of Engineering modeled and fabricated a carbon fiber/epoxy hand brace to get a key player back on the court.

Published: 3/27/2019

Wichita State University receives $2 million grant to advance aerospace composites
The grant will fund equipment for a NIAR-led project aimed at developing protocols for AFP processes in manufacturing thermoplastic aircraft structures. 

Published: 3/27/2019

Hexcel molding compound enables high-volume, zero-waste process
The company’s HexMC-i 2000 high-performance molding compound has been used to produce a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) transmission crossmember using a zero-waste process well-suited for high-volume manufacture. 

Published: 3/26/2019

McLaren Composites Technology Centre delivers its first carbon fiber chassis prototype
The first carbon fiber MonoCell, the tub that forms the main structure of McLaren’s cars, has been shipped from the innovation center to the McLaren Production Centre where it will undergo crash testing.

Published: 3/25/2019

Markforged raises $82 million to expand product line
The continuous fiber composite 3D printing pioneer will use capital to accelerate mass production printers, global expansion and new materials, such as FR aerocomposites.

Published: 3/22/2019

Massachusetts-based startup​​​​​​​ raises funding to launch carbon fiber super-composite
Boston Materials has raised $1.75 million in seed funding to launch its Carbon Supercomposite, which uses a patented Z-axis reinforcement technology in a carbon fiber composite.

Published: 3/19/2019

AeroLas targets carbon fiber yarn industrialization
Munich-based AeroLas specializes in air-bearing technology and has used it to develop a system that allows for discontinuous carbon fiber to be spun with thermoplastic fibers. Potential applications include 3D printing.

Published: 3/18/2019

Fiberject process achieves 3D thermoplastic cosmetic carbon parts
Mubea Carbo Tech develops manufacturing of complex-shaped, fully integrated and high-accuracy cosmetic CFRP components for high volumes using a thermoplastic matrix.