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Published: 4/30/2015

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

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...

Published: 1/12/2015

SOURCEBOOK 2015: The online edition
Welcome to the online SOURCEBOOK, the searchable, updatable, Internet-based counterpart to CompositesWorld's annually published print SOURCEBOOK.

Published: 1/12/2015

The markets: Pressure vessels (2015)
High-pressure gas storage vessels represent one of the biggest and fastest-growing markets for advanced composites, as transportation markets demand alternative fuels (CNG and hydrogen) for motive power systems.

Published: 1/12/2015

The fiber (2015)
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: 1/12/2015

Composites 2015: A multitude or markets
Although the effects of the 2008 global financial downturn are still felt in some sectors, the composites industry, in general, showed health, growth and a renewed focus on innovation.

Published: 1/8/2015

Regenerative braking system for railcars relies on composites
A new flywheel-based regenerative braking system, the Digital Displacement hydraulic pump-motor transmission system from Artemis Intelligent Power, has demonstrated that it can reduce the carbon footprint of trains.

Published: 7/1/2014

Aerospace and industrial next-gen advanced composites: A two-way street?
The head of his own consulting company and the president of Dayton, Ohio-based Quickstep Composites, the U.S. subsidiary of Australia-based Quickstep Technologies (Bankstown Airport, New South Wales), HPC columnist Dale Brosius sees “aerospace” and ...

Published: 3/23/2013

Cutting train doors with precision
GFMI Aerospace & Defense uses waterjet cutting technology to produce glass fiber/epoxy door panels for a major rail car manufacturer.