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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.

Published: 6/8/2016

Thermoplastic composite pipe goes deep
Magma Global has already made a name for itself with the manufacture of its PEEK-based m-pipe for subsea oil exploration. Now it can go as deep as 10,000 ft/3,000m at pressures up to 15 ksi.

Published: 5/26/2016

Thermoplastic composite riser making waves in oil and gas work
The use of composites in deepwater oil and gas drilling has been long sought, and few companies have been more active than Netherlands-based Airborne Oil & Gas, which manufacture thermoplastic composite pipe that is being tested in Brazilian waters.

Published: 5/10/2016

Report: Offshore Technology Conference
A special session at this year’s OTC energy summit in Houston assessed U.S. domestic off-shore wind capabilities and needs; a new project was announced to study the feasibility of wind-powered well water injection.

Published: 3/24/2016

What do PU/carbon spars and the Valencia lighthouse have in common?
Saertex reinforcements, infusion, speed of fabrication and long life.

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: 12/17/2015

For carbon fiber, the future certainly looks bright
CompositesWorld's annual Carbon Fiber conference last week included an upbeat outlook for the supply and demand of carbon fiber, with particularly strong growth expected in automotive, pressure vessels and energy development.