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Published: 3/3/2014

Carbon Fiber 2013 Conference Report
Opportunities knock in Knoxville: CF 2013 featured nearly 30 speakers and almost 300 attendees, representing a wide range of participating industry, government and academic organizations.

Published: 1/1/2014

The markets: Aerospace (2014)
Although North America currently dominates this market, Asia and the Middle East, in fact, are expected to be the primary drivers of global aerospace industry demand in the coming years.

Published: 12/31/2012

Cutting and laser layup technology supports tier fabricator in Boeing project
Prototype production for The Boeing Co.’s (Chicago. Ill.) Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (EMARSS) aircraft gets a boost from cutting and templating hardware/software supplied by Gerber Technology (Tolland, Conn...

Published: 3/31/2012

Handgun holsters: Thermoplastic composites target extreme performance
Safariland LLC (Ontario, Calif.), produces gun holsters, previously made of leather, from a proprietary composite that relies on a custom-formulated thermoplastic sheet product from Boltaron Performance Products LLC (Newcomerstown, Ohio)

Published: 2/29/2012

Carbon fiber market: Gathering momentum
All signs point to increasing demand from many market sectors. Will capacity keep pace?

Published: 11/1/2011

Antiballistic composites: Course corrections
Changes in the military theater are rewriting the script for composites in ballistic protection applications.

Published: 3/1/2011

Antiballistics: Better defense, less expense
Armor applications grow on the strength of new markets, new composite materials.

Published: 8/31/2010

Structural armor or armored structures?
Either way, antiballistics engineers seek structural integrity and ballistic deterrence from a single design.

Published: 4/20/2009

The outlook for unmanned aircraft
Focused on maximizing payload capacity and endurance, the market for composite aerostructures in unmanned aircraft production is poised to grow 300 percent over the next decade.

Published: 12/17/2008

2008 HPF Conference review
The 2nd annual High-Performance Fibers Conference showcases innovative fiber solutions for a wide range of military and civilian applications.