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Published: 5/31/2014

BMW Leipzig: The epicenter of i3 production
A glimpse into the inner workings of an automaker at the forefront of serial-production autocomposites.

Published: 7/1/2013

Cutting the cost of integrated composite aerostructures
A unitized all-composite aircraft door concept is realized in one shot with no fasteners.

Published: 12/31/2012

An impec-able bike frame: Handmade by machine
Long on technology firsts, this optimized, automated manufacturing process produces nothing short of the “perfect” bike frame.

Published: 9/4/2012

Sixth Element: Lamborghini accelerates CFRP
The automaker’s R&D centers in Italy and the U.S. implement aerospace-inspired design philosophy to radically enhance the use — and the benefits — of CFRP.

Published: 5/1/2012

Integrated, optimized aircraft door
This composites manufacturer is betting its one-piece 3-D preform and RTM process will trim weight from today’s fastener-intensive “black aluminum” aircraft doors.

Published: 9/1/2011

PRSEUS preform for pressurized cabin walls
Over the next few years, NASA and The Boeing Co. (Chicago, Ill.) will build larger and more elaborate pressurized passenger cabin structures for future blended-wing airliners.

Published: 9/1/2011

Composite propeller for Royal Navy minehunter
Composite-for-metal replacement brings multiple benefits.

Published: 11/30/2010

Double-bag infusion: 70% fiber volume?
A double vacuum-bag system and tight process control enable repeatable fiber volumes of 60 to 70 percent and improves consistency of infused laminates.

Published: 8/31/2010

SQRTM enables net-shape parts
New out-of-autoclave process combines resin transfer molding with prepregs for complex helicopter part prototype.

Published: 8/31/2010

F1-inspired MonoCell: Racing safety for the road
Resin transfer molding makes CFRP passenger cell mass-producible for new model supercar.