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3D printing, composite materials enable motorsports design flexibility

By: Hannah Mason

A collegiate Formula SAE racing team used Windform carbon fiber-filled composite materials and laser sintering technology to streamline part design.
#space #precursor #polyacrylonitrile

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JEC World 2020 preview

By: Jeff Sloan

JEC World 2020, the largest composites-focused trade event, will be held March 3-5 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.
#sustainability #application


Plant Tour: RUAG Space, Decatur, Alabama, U.S.

By: Scott Francis

Out-of-autoclave composites manufacturing facility comes of age with first U.S.-made composite structures for the Atlas V launcher, and qualification parts for the Vulcan.
#sustainability #adhesives #autoclave


Composites enable novel flying speedboat

By: Jeff Sloan

Candela Boats’ Seven speedboat combines all-electric propulsion with precision foiling in a design made possible by creative composites engineering.
#adhesives #layup #cuttingtools


The coming decade: Clarity with a strong dose of uncertainty

By: Dale Brosius

Columnist Dale Brosius considers the potential and uncertain role of composites in aerospace, automotive and other markets in the coming decade.
#perspectives-and-provocations #discontinuousfiber #outofautoclave


To boldly go . . .

By: Jeff Sloan

Space travel is a challenge, even if filmmakers like to make us think otherwise.
#boeing #outofautoclave #planttours


IACMI Winter 2020 Meeting

By: Scott Francis

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) held its winter meeting in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. January 21-23, updating its membership on the public-private institute's efforts to accelerate composites design and manufacturing.
#trends #windblades #uas


Composites Index ends year on production boost

By: Michael Guckes

The Composites Index closed 2019 with a December reading of 49.2.


CFRP preform technology is fast, flexible, efficient

By: Peggy Malnati

Porsche racecar is first to sport part-via-preform technology.
#weaving #layup #workinprogress


Diving deeper into composite processes

By: Scott Francis

CW recently had the opportunity to visit Abaris Training (Reno, Nev., U.S.), a company that has offered advanced composite training courses for more than 30 years.
#workforcedevelopment #layup


Advancing thermoplastic composites and RTM for Clean Sky 2 in Spain

By: Ginger Gardiner

EURECAT leads projects for TPC keel beam, window frames and thermoset RTM fuselage frames with TPC shear ties for next-gen aircraft.
#ms21 #outofautoclave #paek


The markets: Renewable energy (2020)

By: Staff

The global market for wind turbine composite materials could reach a market value of more than 12 billion by 2023 and is expected to grow at CAGR around 9.6% from now to 2023.
#outofautoclave #multitudeofmarkets #siemensgamesa