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Published: 4/30/2014

Composites carry the Curiosity rover to a safe Mars landing
From launch to touchdown, composites performed in flight and stuck the landing!

Published: 4/30/2014

Don’t call it a blimp!
The builders of this variable-buoyancy craft count on carbon fiber/epoxy trusswork to enable a new era of air transport.

Published: 4/1/2014

Composites the clear choice in telecom tower rehabs
Tower permit difficulties spur repairs/upgrades of aging steel structures.

Published: 1/1/2014

Inside a thermoplastic composites hotbed
As production of the A350 XWB ramps up, so does manufacture of the thermoplastic fuselage clips the plane requires. HPC sees how it’s done.

Published: 11/1/2013

Compression molding mass out of aircraft interiors
Continuous carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic lightweights smoke detector pan and slashes production cycle time.

Published: 7/31/2013

Revisioning the Viper: Clamshell hood challenge
Autoclave-cured carbon-fiber prepreg hood/fender combo proves as technically formidable as it is visually stunning.

Published: 5/2/2013

In-house prepregging: Cost/benefit calculus
Scaled-down systems are flexible enough for R&D and production, but can they earn their keep?

Published: 5/1/2013

U.S. crew and cargo candidate takes shape with composites
Crew-capable Dream Chaser to enable ISS transport missions from U.S.

Published: 3/1/2013

Space mission maximized via minimized survivability
CFRP design and manufacturing flexibility prove key in first spacecraft fuel tank designed to disintegrate upon reentry for improved mission efficiency and debris mitigation.

Published: 12/31/2012

An impec-able bike frame: Handmade by machine
Long on technology firsts, this optimized, automated manufacturing process produces nothing short of the “perfect” bike frame.