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Published: 3/3/2016

First 3D woven composite for NASA thermal protection systems
A NASA-led team develops 3D woven quartz preform, hybrid process to infuse it with cyanate ester resin (0.5% voids) and achieves TRL5 in three years to replace CF/phenolic in the Orion spacecraft’s compression pads.

Published: 2/4/2016

February supplement: Out-of-autoclave processing for aero applications
We here at CW put together a supplement published with the February issue of the regular magazine that focuses on the technologies, tools and materials being used today in out-of-autoclave (OOA) processing for aerocomposites.

Published: 1/28/2016

Disruptive composite infrastructure
FiberCore Europe claims the "Holy Grail" of delamination-resistant FRP bridge and infrastructure components with its patented InfraCore technology.

Published: 12/2/2015

Infused trimaran takes to the seas
French shipyard CMN has released a video showing the Ocean Eagle 43 infused epoxy trimaran in action.

Published: 10/20/2015

New 250°F/120°C No Oven No Autoclave epoxy
Designed for room-temp infusion and filament winding with 2-hr no-heat-added cure or 15-30 min heated cure without post-cure for flexible processing of marine, industrial and energy structures.

Published: 10/19/2015

Infusion enthusiasm
Although CW didn't attend the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh in 2015, we did learn about an infusion demo that was the largest ever accomplished at the fly-in event.

Published: 10/15/2015

New low-cost, high-temp resins
MG Resins offer a suite of properties and processing that could potentially revolutionize sectors of the composites industry.

Published: 9/30/2015

Report from IBEX 2015
As always, IBEX supplied new products, processes and education, not only to boatbuilders, but to the composites industry overall.

Published: 1/21/2015

Composite tooling without oven or autoclave
No Oven No Autoclave technology has been demonstrated in tooling for NASA, including multiple thermal cycles and use for curing epoxy infused out-of-autoclave parts.

Published: 11/13/2014

Connora Technologies makes epoxy truly recyclable
Recyclamine hardener turns thermoset to thermoplastic and offers ability to design composites to be recyclable from the start.