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Published: 8/12/2016

Engineering large-diameter underground pipe
A combination of design and new materials enhances pipe performance without adding cost.

Published: 6/8/2016

Converting the structural chassis to composites
Germany’s largest producer of GRP leaf springs for cars and trucks broadens its product range to CFRP stabilizer bars, which cut weight 50% vs. steel.

Published: 9/30/2015

Composite pontoons undergird update of 1820s-vintage floating bridge
Modular composite flotation system triples potential lifespan of New England town’s signature single-lane auto/pedestrian timber bridge.

Published: 9/1/2015

Automotive front axle: A glass act
The development of glass-fiber reinforced car axle is a sign of the new, expanded role composites will play in the design of future automobiles.

Published: 8/31/2015

Composites upgrade marine infrastructure
All-composite docks best concrete in cost and time and aim toward future fastener-less construction for greater savings and sustainability.

Published: 7/2/2015

Bespoke sports cars’ composite body speaks volumes
Glass-reinforced plastic artfully captures classic curves, crash-protects passengers and stunningly packages its maker’s high-performance but highly fuel-efficient diesel powertrain.

Published: 6/1/2015

SFMOMA façade: Advancing the art of high-rise FRP
The fabrication and installation of 700+ composite panels has a backstory of detailed design and careful quality assurance.

Published: 3/2/2015

SkyPath: Scenic bikeway/walkway a winner with composites
E-glass/carbon/epoxy provides the means for this long-sought addition to a 1.1-km harbor bridge in New Zealand’s capital city.

Published: 11/29/2014

Pavilion canopy: Graceful lines, strength of steel
All GFRP design eschews steel framing but can withstand wind and elements.

Published: 10/1/2014

Onboard protection: Tough battery enclosure
Unique composite laminate provides crash protection for electric vehicle’s battery, occupants and first responders.