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Published: 1/26/2017

Hydraulic hybrids: Boosting fuel economy without batteries
Carbon fiber helps to lightweight hydraulic accumulators, increasing efficiency in hybrid vehicles and myriad other applications.

Published: 1/11/2017

A better method of structural health monitoring?
Fibersail, a 2014 startup firm with offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Leça de Palmeira, Portugal, aims to change the current state of real-time structural health/shape monitoring for composite structures — initially, for wind farm operators....

Published: 12/6/2016

Reversibly crosslinking thermoset-thermoplastic hybrid polymers
Evonik’s new system delivers crosslinked performance of epoxies below 100°C, processing benefits of thermoplastics above 170°C.

Published: 11/16/2016

Video: Recap of Carbon Fiber 2016
Highlights of CompositesWorld's Carbon Fiber 2016 conference that took place in Scottsdale, AZ on Nov. 9-11.

Published: 10/26/2016

In Brazil, where the wind blows and blows
CW editor Jeff Sloan is in northeastern Brazil this week, getting an up-close look at the Brazilian wind market, and a dynamic manufacturer of wind blades.

Published: 10/12/2016

CAMX 2016: Bio-resins, composites and Millennial insights
From innovative applications to insightful panel discussions, there was something for everyone at CAMX 2016.

Published: 10/7/2016

Innovative molding technology for high-performance apps
Composites are relatively new materials, and since their begining, able and motivated individuals have been diligently trying to make them better. A case in point is TEK-USA (Canal Fulton, OH, US).

Published: 9/21/2016

New research on self-healing composites
Researchers have developed a method of allowing composites to self-heal cracks at temperatures well below freezing.

Published: 9/21/2016

Automated filament winding aids segmented blade production
Roth Composite Machinery system is part of ENERCON’s optimized production for modular blades.

Published: 8/11/2016

Bionic design: The future of lightweight structures
Biomimicry evolves into a systematic design process for optimizing efficient, lightweight structures.