CW BLOG

Carbon Fibers

Autonomous agricultural robot supported by composite components

By: Hannah Mason

3D-printed carbon fiber-filled composite components enable a robotic weeding system prototype intended to replace use of chemical herbicides.
#sustainability

CAMX

CAMX 2020 preview: Eastman Machine

By: Hannah Mason

Eastman Machine Co. is featuring the latest design of its Eagle C125 conveyor cutting system and additions to its catalog of precision tools.
#camx

Materials

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: AGC Chemicals

By: Hannah Mason

AGC Chemicals Americas' mPLASTICS are new fluoropolymer-modified compounds to enhance the performance of carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites.
#camx #outofautoclave #peek

Processes

The industrialization of thermoplastic epoxy

By: Ginger Gardiner

Fast-processing composites that are strong yet tough, thermoformable, reformable, recyclable and even FST-compliant save cost in aircraft and rail equipment.
#workinprogress #regulation #aramidfiber

Markets

Corvette, yesterday and today

By: Jeff Sloan

The Corvette has changed much in 67 years, but its appeal is enduring.
#editorial #generalmotors

Resins

CAMX 2020 Preview

By: Jeff Sloan

Transformed into a virtual event, the latest CAMX 2020 preview describes some of the opportunities that will be available for visitors and exhibitors. 
#camx #composites4_0 #sustainability

Markets

Airbag housing prototype puts 3D-printed composites to the test

By: Hannah Mason

A feasibility study demonstrated the cost- and time-saving potential of replacing a part’s current materials and processes with additive manufacturing.

Markets

FRP profiles enable affordable aesthetic solution for unique residential architecture

By: Ginger Gardiner

The FRP profiles, manufactured by Italy-based M.M. S.r.l., allow easy fabrication and construction on-site in less than two days. 
#application

Reinforcements

Sustainable date palm fibers developed from agricultural waste

By: Hannah Mason

Developed by an Egyptian research consortium, PalmFil fibers and nonwovens have been developed for use in automotive composite applications and more.
#discontinuousfiber #weaving

Resins

Kordsa expands thermoplastic prepreg lineup

By: Grace Nehls

The new woven prepregs are offered with polypropylene or polyamide resin matrices in sheets up to 1.2 by 1.2 meters.
#aramidfiber #cyanateester #weaving

Materials

Conbility: Mass production of composite tape laminates

By: Ginger Gardiner

RWTH Aachen spin-off scales up production for low-cost, in-situ consolidated composites as inserts for lighter, cheaper injection-molded parts.
#trends #composites4_0 #continuousfiberAM

Markets

Industrial Fiberglass Specialties: From corrosion-resistant industrial pipes to specialty custom projects

By: Scott Francis

Based in Dayton, Ohio, U.S., IFS recently developed an FRP console for the U.S. Air Force using a custom mold design and specialized paint.