Grace Nehls Assistant Editor

After earning her Bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Miami University in Oxford, OH, Grace Nehls joined the CompositesWorld team in April 2020 as assistant editor. She has been an editorial intern for two independent publishing presses and marketing director for one of Miami’s magazine publications. 

Reinforcements

Portable, lightweight active wheelchair design eases travel accessibility

By: Grace Nehls

Technical partnership to combine a revolutionary wheelchair design with composite materials and processes for a lightweight, travel-friendly product that promises 60% space savings.
#application

Aerospace

Airlander 10: The future of zero-carbon aviation

By: Grace Nehls

Lighter-than-air flight is making a comeback with Hybrid Air Vehicles’ Airlander airliner and it’s taking composites and sustainability to the next level.
#trends

Tech Table: Curing Ovens

By: Grace Nehls

A table of composite curing ovens composed of data provided by suppliers. 
#feature #outofautoclave

Drive your manufacturing operations forward with CW Top Shops

By: Grace Nehls

Rarely do we imagine our survey participation makes any long-term impact. I’m here to tell you that is does.
#cwtopshops

Markets

ConstructionAM postponed to April 2022

By: Grace Nehls

In lieu of the canceled 2021 event, advanced materials for construction conference launches a free webinar series leading up to the April 27-28, 2022, event.

Testing

Agility Prime completes Joby eVTOL airworthiness evaluation report

By: Grace Nehls

The U.S. Air Force’s initiative to accelerate the vertical aircraft market lays the groundwork for the use of Joby’s eVTOL equipment for military missions.
#electricvehicles #nextgenaerospace

Processes

Tech Table: Compression molding machines

By: Grace Nehls

CW’s third Tech Table represents compression molding machine data collected from information provided by suppliers. 

Markets

Boeing, Airbus announce Q3 delivery results

By: Grace Nehls

Year to date (YTD), Airbus has delivered a total of 341 commercial aircraft, Boeing 98 aircraft. Numbers still clearly reflect the negative impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the industry.
#airbus #boeing

Markets

Toray annual report anticipates subpar earnings until 2022

By: Grace Nehls

Although Toray’s carbon fiber and composite materials segment showed growth in fiscal 2019, pandemic-driven headwinds in fiscal 2020 are steering the company toward wind, UAM and energy-related markets.

Design/Simulation

Autoflight premiers carbon fiber eVTOL aircraft

By: Grace Nehls

The V400 Albatross eVTOL aircraft has a canard layout design and the whole machine body incorporates carbon fiber for lighter weight, strength and rigidity. 

Markets

Hybrid Air Vehicles joins Telecom Infra Project

By: Grace Nehls

Retaining a large payload and long endurance capabilities, the company’s Airlander aircraft has the potential to improve internet connectivity for millions of people.

Automotive

All-composite EV wheel moves to next development phase

By: Grace Nehls

U.K. consortium partners’ ACRIM II project aims to develop a low-cost, lightweight, all-composite wheel for electric vehicle applications.
#electricvehicles #automation #sheetmoldingcompound