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Published: 12/27/2019

AFRL camber morphing wing takes flight
Smooth composite skin enables active re-contour of up to 6% and fuel savings of 10%.

Published: 12/23/2019

University of Texas researchers develop deep-ocean wind turbine blades
Funded by a $3.3 million grant from the U.S. DOE, university researchers will develop a prototype of a vertical-axis, floating offshore wind turbine design.

Published: 12/18/2019

Exel Composites supplies fiberglass profiles for electric buses
Exel Composites provided Chinese bus supplier Yutong with the skirt and side panels for 33 electric buses, which were delivered to Helsinki, Finland.

Published: 12/16/2019

Rock West Composites expands filament winding facility
Rock West Composites expands its operation with the acquisition of new winders and ovens, establishes filament winding center of excellence.

Published: 12/11/2019

SGL Carbon produces composite leaf springs for Ford Transit
The glass fiber composite, longitudinal leaf springs are said to weigh 50% less than conventional steel springs.

Published: 11/28/2019

Ahlstrom-Munksjö to divest its glass fiber reinforcement business
The company will divest its Mikkeli, Finland glass fiber reinforcement facility to ADCURAM Group in fourth quarter 2019.

Published: 11/25/2019

SGL Carbon delivers composite materials for Airbus Helicopter rotor blades
SGL Carbon’s glass fiber noncrimp fabrics enable the composite rotor blades for the 5 blade Airbus H145 rotor configuration.

Published: 11/22/2019

FLEXOP aeroelastic wings achieve first flight
As part of the European Union’s FLEXOP project, DLR and TUM researchers are working on new technologies to control flutter while allowing wings to be made lighter.

Published: 11/15/2019

CEAD, Siemens intensify collaboration for industrial 3D printing of large composite parts
CEAD’s new AM Flexbot includes Siemens’ Sinumerik CNC and Siemens will include a CEAD 3D printing system in its Additive Manufacturing Experience Center 

Published: 11/15/2019

Composite pole and fire shield successfully endure forest fire tests
The test was part of an initiative by RS Technologies Inc. to develop new test methods for fiber-reinforced utility poles.