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Published: 3/17/2016

The fiber
The structural properties of composite materials are derived primarily from the fiber reinforcement. Fiber types, their manufacture, their uses and the end-market applications in which they find most use are described.

Published: 3/17/2016

Composites: Materials and processes
High strength at low weight remain the winning combination that propels composite materials into new arenas, but other properties are equally important. This article outlines the case for composites and introduces SourceBook's overview of the ma...

Published: 9/30/2015

CFK-Valley Stade Convention 2015 report
The composites industry in Germany is preparing for the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Published: 9/30/2015

CAMX 2015 Preview
ACMA’s and SAMPE’s 2nd combined event promises a conference and exhibition of unprecedented scale and value to composite manufacturers from all corners of the composites world.

Published: 9/30/2015

Is a composites technical talent shortage looming?
Regular CW columnist Dale Brosius, also the chief commercialization officer for the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI, Knoxville, TN, US), calls for more schools with curricula that mint engineers with undergraduate d...

Published: 7/31/2015

Additive manufacturing: The past, present — and future — of composites
A regular CW columnist and the chief commercialization officer for the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), Dale Brosius offers this insightful look into why it's unwise to use the terms "3D printing" and "additive man...

Published: 4/30/2015

Armored-vehicle and rapid-transit pods
Composite crew/passenger compartments drop vehicle weight but boost functionality.

Published: 3/3/2015

Cobham Composites: San Diego, CA, US
An aerocomposites force since the dawn of the 1980s, this fabricator’s Big Idea is to move from quality control to in-situ process control on the strength of metrics powered by Big Data.

Published: 3/2/2015

Incremental thinking just won’t cut it!
Composites industry consultant and regular CW columnist Dale Brosius says if this industry is to have a future that goes anywhere profitable, then we've got to get off the road we're on and map out a whole new way to think about the tasks at hand.

Published: 1/12/2015

Part design criteria (2015)
Designers of composite parts can choose from a huge variety of fiber reinforcements and resin systems. That makes knowledge of how those materials work together a critically important aspect of part development. Here's a short description of what th...