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Published: 6/7/2017

Report on the Windpower 2017 Conference & Expo
Topics include industry outlook as well as a focus on advancing blade technology to meet self-sustaining goals for wind power.

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: 3/23/2017

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.

Published: 2/7/2017

Seriforge: A new paradigm for composite preforms
Silicon Valley startup aims to produce complex 3D carbon fiber preforms with z-axis reinforcement at mass production scale using automated processing lines.

Published: 2/1/2017

Watch highlights from the ACMA Composites Executive Forum
CW's Editor-in-Chief Jeff Sloan discusses highlights from the ACMA Composites Executive Forum that took place in January 2017 in Washington, DC.

Published: 1/26/2017

Material supplier, manufacturer marry in oil and gas
Victrex and Magma Global, which have a long history of cooperation in the oil and gas industry, inched closer together with Victrex taking a minority interest in the composite pipe manufacturer.

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.