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Published: 3/24/2017

JEC 2017 – Aiming for Industrialization
The exhibit floor in Paris reflected composites’ move toward high-rate and high-volume production.

Published: 12/8/2016

Recyclable epoxy proven in HP-RTM
Recyclamine hardener performs well in global processing trials and cradle-to-cradle recycling demo.

Published: 12/6/2016

Reversibly crosslinking thermoset-thermoplastic hybrid polymers
Evonik’s new system delivers crosslinked performance of epoxies below 100°C, processing benefits of thermoplastics above 170°C.

Published: 11/15/2016

BMW 7 Series CFRP: corrections and missing details
Images of the hybrid B pillars being pressed plus joint design, adhesives technology and BMW’s insights into the future needs for CFRP in automotive.

Published: 11/9/2016

Must-read: BMW 7 Series plant tour in Dingolfing, Germany
CW’s Ginger Gardiner toured the 7 series plant for a look at how 16 CFRP parts, each made by one of four technologies, are combined with aluminum and steel components to form what BMW engineers have dubbed the Carbon Core.

Published: 10/7/2016

Innovative molding technology for high-performance apps
Composites are relatively new materials, and since their begining, able and motivated individuals have been diligently trying to make them better. A case in point is TEK-USA (Canal Fulton, OH, US).

Published: 9/9/2016

Wet and dry peel plies
Thinking of using only peel ply as adhesive bonding surface prep? You should understand all of the issues involved.

Published: 8/18/2016

The resurgence of GLARE
Airbus pursues fiber metal laminates for future narrowbody construction, citing cost, weight, repair and lightning strike benefits.

Published: 5/26/2016

Pixelated temperature control
Surface Generation is providing digital process control for composites molding that cuts energy use, cycle time and processing pressures while breaking boundaries in thickness, complexity and embedded elements.

Published: 5/24/2016

VABO Composites: Dutch innovator excels in diverse applications
From yacht masts and ship doors to front loader buckets and architectural projects, VABO uses resin infusion and ingenuity to push composites forward vs. metals.