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Published: 4/19/2019

Williams Advanced Engineering develops lightweight structures to protect troops
The company is using its Formula One-derived composites technology to build strong, lightweight 3D composites structures for U.K. defense applications.

Published: 4/12/2019

Web Industries upgrades to Tier 2 NCC membership
The company says its new status with the National Composites Centre complements its business strategy and recent acquisitions of Omega Systèmes Atlantique and Aquitaine.

Published: 4/1/2019

Composites outlook remains positive, despite slow growth forecasts
As economists forecast slowing economic growth, data from composites industry leaders suggest continued high expectations for the composites market.

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: 3/27/2019

Sikorsky-Boeing defense helicopter achieves first flight
The SB>1 DEFIANT helicopter is part of the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift program and is the third aircraft to incorporate Lockheed Martin’s X2 defense technology.

Published: 3/25/2019

Arkema Inc. builds U.S. PEKK production plant
The plant, located near Mobile, Alabama, will produce Kepstan PEKK materials targeted for carbon fiber-reinforced parts in next-generation aircraft.

Published: 3/18/2019

JEC Innovation Awards winners announced at JEC World 2019
Eleven winning innovations were chosen, out of the thirty finalists that had been previously selected from more than 100 applications from all over the world.

Published: 3/15/2019

Composites One and IACMI to host two-day workshop
The workshop, called “the Evolution of Composites,” will be held March 20-21 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., U.S.

Published: 3/14/2019

Hexcel partners with Lavoisier Composites, Arkema
Hexcel has announced a partnership with Lavoisier Composites to upcycle composite by-products from the aerospace industry, and a joint R&D lab opening in partnership with Arkema.

Published: 3/8/2019

Army partners with Lockheed Martin to develop new materials for defense applications
The Army Research Laboratory and Lockheed Martin Corp. are partnering to create new materials for defense optical technology and protective coatings.