CW BLOG

Markets

TU Munich gears up for full-scale Hyperloop demonstrator

By: Hannah Mason

As a new, university-directed research program, the Technical University of Munich Hyperloop team works to scale up its SpaceX competition-winning pod design.
#trends

Markets

Composite aerostructures in the emerging urban air mobility market

By: Jeff Sloan

In the not too distant future, point-to-point, limited-distance, piloted and autonomous air travel for people and cargo will be the norm. Composites will make it possible.
#787 #a350 #facc

Digital Demos

Introducing GreenPoxy bio-based epoxy resin systems

By: Jeff Sloan

Sicomin Epoxy Systems offers an introduction to GreenPoxy - the company’s line of bio-based epoxies and gelcoats, available in industrial quantities for a wide range of manufacturing processes and market applications.

ATL/AFP

Combining AFP with 3D printing for flexible parts production

By: Ginger Gardiner

Electroimpact creates a multifunctional manufacturing cell for complex, aero-quality continuous fiber composite parts.
#feature

Markets

Borealis highlights polypropylene technology for flexible automotive design

By: Grace Nehls

Fibremod, the customized carbon and glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene material ensures reduced weight, cost savings and design flexibility.

Digital Demos

Mold cleaners, primers, sealers and internal/external releases

By: Jeff Sloan

AXEL Plastics reviews its line of mold cleaners, primers, sealers and internal and external mold releases designed for closed mold and pultrusion manufacturing processes.
#outofautoclave #sustainability

Kitting/Cutting

How Digital Cutting Technology Reduces Costs and Improves Flexibility

Automated cutting of composites reinforcement and other technical textiles is faster, more accurate and can result in dramatic reductions in material waste and labor. Having the right software is the key to getting the best results.

Bilsing Automation releases multilingual brochure

By: Grace Nehls

The four-page brochure is offered in German, English, Chinese (Mandarin) and Spanish to help promote the company’s servo-controlled carbon fiber (CF) T-beam design and data.

Nanomaterials

Graphene 101: Forms, properties and applications

By: Hannah Mason

Graphene-enhanced composites find new applications across end markets as the supply chain continues to mature. 
#workinprogress

Anker Stuy Composites introduces emission- and styrene-free gelcoat

By: Grace Nehls

The gelcoat product can be used like traditional gelcoats and hosts a range of additional benefits including lower theoretical consumption, high water resistance and more.

Resins

Building the Museum of the Future

By: Ginger Gardiner

FR composite panels provide structure, sealing and iconic facade for pioneering architecture in Dubai.
#insidemanufacturing #infrastructure

Digital Demos

Physical testing to characterize composites

By: Jeff Sloan

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments reviews use of static tests, impact tests, internal observations and fracture observations to assess and characterize the physical properties of composite parts and structures.
#ndi