CW BLOG

Composites activity expansion quickens in October

By: Michael Guckes

Seasonal shipping rush sends supplier delivery reading higher, marking the first time since mid-2019 that the Index reported two consecutive months of expanding business activity.
#economics

Construction

Composites meet precision, weight goals for complex facade design

By: Hannah Mason

Brazilian fabricator Gatron manufactured 3,000 square meters of curved composite frames to support a 33-floor residential building.
#application

Digital Demos

Next-generation aerospace mold release application

By: Jeff Sloan

Chem-Trend reviews three application techniques and strategies for its Zyvax® 1070W aerospace mold release system.

Automotive

Italian student design team uses composites to improve automotive performance

By: Hannah Mason

Politecnico di Milano’s Formula SAE team worked with Exel Composites to transition to lighter, better-performing composite vehicle components.
#application

Thermoplastics

Q&A with Ethan Escowitz, CEO, Arris Composites

By: Jeff Sloan

Ethan Escowitz visits with CW Talks to discuss Arris Composites’ Additive Molding process.
#trends

Altair database center offers comprehensive material information

By: Grace Nehls

The Altair Material Database Center contain thousands of high-quality materials including polymers, metals and composites, directly connected to Altair’s and other major solvers.

Materials

Avient launches reSound R recycled content portfolios

By: Grace Nehls

Formerly PolyOne, Avient expands the range of sustainable solutions with its thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), polyamide and polycarbonate portfolios.

Markets

Lanxess thermoplastic material targets high flame-retardant properties

By: Grace Nehls

Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites variants with a PA6 matrix are certified as UL 94 V-0 and retain a high degree of strength, rigidity and energy absorption.

Materials

Bally Ribbon Mill develops advanced woven textile products

By: Grace Nehls

The company offers its woven E-Webbings and TPCM thermoplastic materials  to increase part functionality and utility for a variety of industries. 
#weaving

VisiConsult launches high-precision CT system

By: Grace Nehls

The modular device is a highly customizable system designed to precisely inspect a wide variety of test parts.

Digital Demos

Large-format additive manufacturing

By: Jeff Sloan

Thermwood presents its Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) system, designed to quickly fabricate large fiber-reinforced polymer structures for a variety of applications.

Markets

Veelo Technologies increases metallized nonwoven conductivity

By: Grace Nehls

Lowered resistivity from 5-10 mOHM to 3 mOHM with a 10% weight penalty improves conductivity of metallized nonwoven VeeloVEIL.