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Published: 5/19/2016

Carbon/epoxy Cadillac hood
Automated process for prepreg hood inner/outer cuts weight by 20% and yields Class A exterior out of the autoclave.

Published: 5/9/2016

Thermoplastic composite wings on the horizon?
OUTCOME, a project under the Clean Sky 2 program, aims to industrialize out-of-autoclave thermoplastic primary aerostructure.

Published: 4/8/2016

Carbon fiber meets simulation in ultralight bike frame
Rolo Bikes wanted to design a bicycle frame with carbon fiber in mind, and it wanted test it in the virtual world.

Published: 4/1/2016

Large portable antenna goes lightweight with conductive composites
CFRP matches metal performance at one-third the weight thanks to innovative materials and precision manufacturing.

Published: 3/10/2016

Form + function = Classy chassis
Sandwich-composite chassis components double as structural and styling elements, reducing cost of ownership.

Published: 3/10/2016

Lower cost, less waste: Inline prepreg production
New technologies move direct (fabricator-based) prepregging closer to reality.

Published: 3/8/2016

Solar Impulse 2: Pulse on the future
Not yet through their ‘round the world flight, this superlight solar plane’s airframe-proven materials are already destined for higher callings.

Published: 2/26/2016

Oil & gas: Will the composite riser rise again?
A new effort to develop a undersea pipe resets the long-term development course, again, toward an all-composite design for deepwater-capable oil and gas risers.

Published: 2/18/2016

OOA: Thermoplastic alternative targets performance spec
CF/PEEK helicopter driveshaft’s toughness trumps traditional metric.

Published: 2/17/2016

VBO prepregs: The Vision SF50
OOA vacuum-bag-only process makes carbon fiber structures a reality for the world’s first personal jet.