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Published: 5/8/2019

U.S. and Japanese scientists partner on composite simulation study
Scientists from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and the Japanese Ministry of Defense will use simulation software to study impact effects on composites used in figher aircraft.

Published: 4/24/2019

CW Top Shops benchmarking survey now open
CompositesWorld’s inaugural Top Shops benchmarking survey recently launched and is open until the end of April. The survey allows composites fabricators to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of their manufacturing operations.

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.