Things to do in Dallas
Dallas is most famous for its oil and gas legacy, and the historical landscape of the “wild, wild West” with its big cattle ranches, but this thriving and exciting city offers a wealth of entertainment, cuisine and culture as the ninth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is one of the largest and busiest airports in the world, so it’s easy to get to, especially via the DART airport train direct to downtown Dallas (see DART.org for details). From the classics like Reunion Tower, Dallas Museum of Art and Perot Museum of Nature and Science, to new experiences in must-see spots like Trinity Groves and the Design District, you'll find plenty of ways to fill your extra time in Dallas with art, theater and restaurants.
A sheet molding compound renaissance highlights new reinforcements, new fillers, new matrices, new opportunities.
Recycling of carbon fiber, glass fiber and — at last — resins, is growing as new players enter the space.
Hand layup has a long history in aerospace composites fabrication, but it's not well suited for automotive composites manufacturing, where volumes are much higher. But the discrete placement of fiber reinforcements still has value. Research is pointing toward automated hand layup that might help this process bridge the aerospace-to-automotive divide.