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Published: 3/4/2019

Composites Europe to feature co-located trade fair and conference
Taking place Sept. 10-12, 2019, the new joint event combines Composites Europe and the International Composites Conference (ICC).

Published: 2/27/2019

Boeing introduces Airpower Teaming System unmanned aircraft
The unmanned aircraft is intended to complement and extend airborne missions through smart teaming with existing military aircraft.

Published: 2/22/2019

Composites manufacturers and legislative leaders met to discuss composites in infrastructure
The meetings were facilitated by ACMA and discussed legislation such as the IMAGINE Act and the former Innovative Bridge Research and Construction Program. 

Published: 2/15/2019

Center for Composite Materials calls for Medal of Excellence nominations
The call for nominations is open until March 31, 2019, and the winner will be awarded at the American Society for Composites Technical Conference held in September.

Published: 2/13/2019

JEC announces finalists for Innovation Awards 2019
The awards recognize 10 composites champions based on criteria such as partner involvement in the value chain, technicality or commercial applications of innovations.

Published: 2/11/2019

Lohia Group enters defense sector with Israel-based Light & Strong Ltd. acquisition
Lohia Group aims to provide advanced technologies for Aerospace and Defense composites domain.

Published: 2/4/2019

GKN Aerospace to supply composite components for F135 engine
GKN Fokker has signed a supply agreement with Pratt & Whitney for advanced composite parts for the F135 engine, which powers the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft.

Published: 1/30/2019

Bell V-280 Valor achieves 280 knots
The V-280’s design and fabrication leverages Bell’s tiltrotor experience and composites expertise – carbon fiber-reinforced composites are used in the wing, fuselage and tail. 

Published: 1/7/2019

Hexcel finalizes acquisition of ARC Technologies
Hexcel continues to expand its advanced materials portfolio in structural composites and thermoplastics with ARC Technologies acquisition.

Published: 1/3/2019

IAI launches new production line for F-35 wing skins
Israel Aerospace Industries has launched a new automatic fiber placement line for composite skins for the F-35 wings.