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Published: 3/31/2017

Best practices for V-notched shear testing of composites
In my October 2015 column, I wrote an overview of the widely used V-notched shear test methods for composite materials. In this column, we focus on some additional best practices when performing V-notched shear testing of fiber-reinforced composites...

Published: 1/31/2017

JEC World 2017 exhibit preview
JEC World will be held March 14-16 in Paris. CW previews some of the products and technologies that will be at the show.

Published: 1/31/2017

X-rays for NDT of composites
Nondestructive test (NDT) methods can be employed during the design, manufacture and in-field maintenance of composite components.

Published: 12/30/2016

Plant Tour: Tri-Mack Plastics Manufacturing, Bristol, RI, US
Precision thermoplastics parts manufacturer expands into hybrid composites to help meet OEM demand for higher performance while trimming weight, cost and lead times.

Published: 12/30/2016

Damage tolerance testing of composites
Not standardized until 2005, ASTM D 7137 is still commonly referred to as the Boeing CAI test.

Published: 11/30/2016

Thermography: The Big Picture gets bigger
Recent advances in IR camera technology are ... fueling another surge in thermography use.

Published: 6/29/2016

Trace: A simple, must-have tool
This recently discovered constant in laminate calculations can put designing with CFRP materials on par with designing with metals.

Published: 6/29/2016

Bearing testing of composites
CW columnist Dr. Dan Adams (Wyoming Test Fixtures, Salt Lake City, UT, US) reviews the available options for testing the bearing strength of mechanically fastened composite joints.

Published: 5/9/2016

Carbures, el Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain
On a rapid and audacious growth trajectory, this Tier 2 supplier based on the Iberian Peninsula opens the doors of three foundational facilities near Spain’s aerospace epicenter.

Published: 4/29/2016

EPTA’s World Pultrusion Conference spotlights innovation
The European Pultrusion Technology Assn. (EPTA) held its bi-annual World Pultrusion Conference, March 3-4, in Prague, Czech Republic.