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Published: 3/1/2018

NanoStitch update: 60-inch wide sheet, industrial capacity, dramatic test results
N12 Technologies adds second facility in Boston and capacity at UDRI in Ohio while amassing knowledge to prevent microcracking and delamination in applications from sporting goods to aerospace.

Published: 12/21/2017

CAMX 2017: Highlights from the floor
3D printing and nanotechnology developments promise to cut time and cost in composite structures production while recycling and sustainability continue to grow in importance.

Published: 11/1/2017

SGL offers high-performance organosheet and thermoplastics for overmolding
“Thermoplastic toolbox” includes LFT, UD tapes, woven semi-finished sheets and carbon/glass hybrids in PA and polyolefins for automotive and other high-volume applications.

Published: 10/30/2017

Carbon-Kevlar Hinge
Besting metal hardware in weight, thickness, 3X load capacity and 1 million fatigue cycles with no degradation.

Published: 10/22/2017

Automated preforming: Intelligent automation in pick-and-place systems
Layups go industrial with hand-like grippers that can fold fabric or prepreg into corners and robot-mounted cameras that inspect from fabric to cut plies to fiber gaps in final preforms.

Published: 7/26/2017

CW Talks: James Austin, CEO, NTPT
Our guest in episode 6 of CW Talks: The Composites Podcast is James Austin, CEO of Switzerland-based North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT). Austin talk about his early work in composites serving aerospace customers, before migrating to marine composites ...

Published: 5/23/2017

Automated Preforming, Part 2: Glide Forming
Flat layups are shaped into stringers with different cross-sections, lengths, thicknesses and curvatures using a single machine at rates up to 10 mm per second.

Published: 4/11/2017

The next generation of ceramic matrix composites
New developments in the search for higher-temperature and more damage-tolerant ceramic matrix composite (CMCs).

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: 3/23/2017

InFactory Solutions with Airbus
Airbus spin-off supplying Industry 4.0 systems for composites completes first qualification and discusses future developments for defect position visualization.