Hannah Mason Associate Editor

Hannah Mason joined the CompositesWorld team in 2018 after working as an editorial intern for sister magazine Modern Machine Shop and earning a Masters of Arts in Professional Writing from the University of Cincinnati

CW launches 2021 Top Shops benchmarking survey

By: Hannah Mason

Complete the survey by March 1 to receive a customized report on your facility’s operations, and for a chance to be recognized as a 2021 CW Top Shop.
#cwtopshops #marketing

Carbon Fibers

Composites design helps nano-sized lunar rover hit big milestones

By: Hannah Mason

Developed by Carnegie Mellon University, the ultralight, composites-intensive Iris nano-rover will make its lunar debut later this year.
#space #workinprogress

Markets

GM announces eVTOL, delivery vehicle concepts

By: Hannah Mason

During a virtual CES 2021 keynote, General Motors announced its BrightDrop electric delivery vehicle business and single-seater urban air mobility concept vehicle.
#electricvehicles #generalmotors

Materials

Recycling end-of-life composite parts: New methods, markets

By: Hannah Mason

From infrastructure solutions to consumer products, Polish recycler Anmet and Netherlands-based researchers are developing new methods for repurposing wind turbine blades and other composite parts.
#trends #infrastructure #sustainability

Automotive

Automotive market report predicts 17% decrease in global production in 2020

By: Hannah Mason

Data and market analysis company Inovev estimates that 15 million fewer vehicles have been produced in 2020 compared to 2019.
#electricvehicles

Consumer

Flexible carbon fiber plates enable high-performance footwear

By: Hannah Mason

Carbitex’s flexible carbon fiber/thermoplastic composite plates use creative engineering to eliminate design compromises in athletic footwear.
#workinprogress

Processes

Molecular Plasma Group introduces automated technology for adhesion promotion

By: Hannah Mason

MolecularGRIP combines atmospheric plasma treatment with adhesion promoter chemistry for automated, environmentally-friendly adhesion promotion on material surfaces.
#adhesives

Wind/Energy

Report finds that renewable energy is cost-competitive with traditional power

By: Hannah Mason

A joint 2020 Nuclear Energy Agency and International Energy Agency study reports that levelized costs of renewable and nuclear energy generation are falling below that of fossil fuels.
#electricvehicles

Markets

3D-printed prefab homes aim to disrupt construction market

By: Hannah Mason

California startup Mighty Buildings’ award-winning prefabricated building production process relies on large-format 3D printing, UV-curable resins, digital design and automation.
#trends #sustainability

Processes

ORNL develops 3D-printed composite machine base

By: Hannah Mason

In a recently reported project from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, carbon fiber and large-format 3D printing were used to help create a solution for machine tool outsourcing.

Epoxies

Multifunctional epoxy formulations show potential for future composite manufacturing

By: Hannah Mason

Study results from Swinburne University show highly increased cure time as well as reduced cure temperatures. Further research hopes to enable faster, higher-volume composites 3D printing and other processes.

2020 CW Top Shops recognizes top-performing facilities

By: Hannah Mason

CW's second annual Top Shops benchmarking survey helps composites fabricators put their operations into perspective and illuminates top-ranking facilities.
#feature #cwtopshops