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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: 3/3/2016

First 3D woven composite for NASA thermal protection systems
A NASA-led team develops 3D woven quartz preform, hybrid process to infuse it with cyanate ester resin (0.5% voids) and achieves TRL5 in three years to replace CF/phenolic in the Orion spacecraft’s compression pads.

Published: 2/24/2016

Carbures: Conquering the world for composites
This global Tier 2 supplier produced 39,322 parts for Airbus in 2015, has sold seven RMCP machines to China capable of 40,000-75,000 composite auto parts/yr and is completing a study on opportunities for composites in oil and gas applications in Mex...

Published: 2/4/2016

February supplement: Out-of-autoclave processing for aero use
We here at CW put together a supplement published with the February issue of the regular magazine that focuses on the technologies, tools and materials being used today in out-of-autoclave (OOA) processing for aerocomposites.

Published: 1/8/2016

Top composites blog articles of 2015
Blog articles about additive manufacturing, 777X composite wings and colored carbon fiber all generated your interest in 2015.

Published: 8/26/2015

Automated preform process boosts properties and cuts cycle time
Fiber Patch Placement (FPP) achieves optimized fiber orientation for up to 150% increase in stiffness and reduced cycle time, weight and material waste.

Published: 6/25/2015

Engel: Full speed ahead on composites R&D
CW attended the Engel Symposium 2015 and visited its Technology Center for Lightweight Composites in St. Valentin, Austria.

Published: 2/9/2015

Donauwörth as composites pioneer
Airbus Helicopter Germany produces composite primary structure for 30+ years, first all-composite doors for A350 XWB and latest “kinked” composite blades for new “quiet” rotorcraft.

Published: 11/13/2014

Connora Technologies makes epoxy truly recyclable
Recyclamine hardener turns thermoset to thermoplastic and offers ability to design composites to be recyclable from the start.

Published: 9/9/2014

Leichtbau ist hybridbau
Integrating multiple materials and functions for lightweight construction in the German automotive industry.