Ginger Gardiner Senior Editor

Ginger Gardiner, a senior editor at CompositesWorld, began writing for Composites Technology and High Performance Composites as a contributor in 2006. She was hired as senior editor of the now combined CompositesWorld publication in 2013. She is a co-author of the textbook Essentials of Advanced Composite Fabrication & Repair. Ginger has a degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University and began her career as a technical marketing representative in DuPont’s Composites Division for KEVLAR and NOMEX products in aerospace and marine applications.
Aerospace

Airbus ASCEND program to explore liquid hydrogen and superconductivity for zero-emission aircraft

By: Ginger Gardiner

Cryogenic hydrogen as cold source for lightweight, low-electrical loss powertrain, with composite materials as possible insulation.
#airbus

Carbon Fibers

Éirecomposites and ORPC to use recycled carbon fiber in tidal turbine foils

By: Ginger Gardiner

Development part of €3M CRIMSON project to advance tidal energy for clean electricity.
#sustainability

Reinforcements

Faurecia to supply CFRP tanks and hydrogen storage systems for Stellantis light commercial vehicles

By: Ginger Gardiner

Zero-emission fuel cell technology first available on Citroën, Opal and Peugeot vehicles with more to come.

Carbon Fibers

Combining AC and DC dielectric measurements for cure monitoring of composites

By: Ginger Gardiner

Lambient Technologies advances dielectric analysis (DEA) for more reliable, affordable composites manufacturing.
#composites4_0 #windblades

Markets

Bell starts operations at new Manufacturing Technology Center

By: Ginger Gardiner

Composites and metals manufacturing, automation, additive manufacturing and metrology will be undergirded by digital connectivity and digital twin to support affordable production of future vertical lift aircraft.
#automation #composites4_0

Materials

Composites protect subsea cables for offshore wind power

By: Ginger Gardiner

Balmoral uses FRP to improve installation, performance and service life while reducing cable failures in rough seas.
#braiding #focusondesign

Construction

SIS, InfraCore sign agreement for InfraCore technology license

By: Ginger Gardiner

Long-distance signing of agreement opens way for further composites infrastructure construction in Australasia.
#infrastructure

Processes

Shift2Rail issues call for molding tools to produce composite door, interiors demonstrators

By: Ginger Gardiner

Tenders for molding tools in EU project to manufacture composites using compression molding process or equivalent due by April 22, 2021.
#SHM #outofautoclave

Mass Transit

INVENT GmbH demonstrates sensor network for structural monitoring on composite railcar structures

By: Ginger Gardiner

Patented DuraAct technology uses piezo-ceramics to detect damage in Deutsche Bahn train side skirts as part of faWaSiS research project.
#ndi #SHM #repair

Wind/Energy

CompPair closes seed funding to advance composite self-healing technology

By: Ginger Gardiner

EPFL spin-off company has launched HealTech which repairs composite damage in one minute by applying heat.
#repair

Processes

Impact tests on RAMSSES ship hull demonstrator show resilience of composites

By: Ginger Gardiner

Damen Shipbuilding and project consortium partners test 6-meter-high, resin-infused composite hull section.
#regulation

Materials

ENLIGHTEN program launched to speed thermoplastic composites industrialization

By: Ginger Gardiner

Multi-scale modeling, testing, sensors and machine learning will advance understanding and algorithms to achieve process control and optimization for both aerospace and automotive supply chains.
#paek #composites4_0