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

Carbon Fibers

Design innovations improve efficiency of composite medical table

By: Hannah Mason

WIT-Composites' efforts to design a more effective all-composite surgical table led to development of complex components and an elastic carbon fiber material.
#medical #focusondesign #autoclave

Carbon Fibers

Wing of Tomorrow ribs: One-shot, thermoplastic, OOA consolidation

By: Hannah Mason

GKN Aerospace’s carbon fiber thermoplastic aircraft rib design accomplishes 45-minute cycle times, reduced weight and competitive costs via a customized press system.
#nextgenaerospace #workinprogress #airbus

Markets

LafargeHolcim France acquires stake in 3D-printed concrete specialist XtreeE

By: Hannah Mason

XtreeE’s current portfolio includes high-performance, 3D-printed concrete applications. Next steps include R&D work in continuous fiber-reinforced concrete.
#infrastructure

Markets

Automated weaving system targets high-performance, high-volume applications

By: Hannah Mason

Startup WEAV3D Inc.’s technology produces highly tunable, woven lattice reinforcements for cost-effective, high-volume automotive composites and precast concrete applications.
#weaving #workinprogress #automation

Materials

Innovative tooling, automation enable new line of composite window wells

By: Hannah Mason

Moldmaker and automation specialist Commercial Tool Group provided RockWell with custom compression molds and robotics to enable high-volume, low-cost production.
#automation #application

Materials

Glass fiber supply chain struggles amid pandemic, economic recovery

By: Hannah Mason

Transportation issues, rising demands and other factors have led to higher costs or delays for gun rovings and more. Suppliers and Gardner Intelligence share their perspectives.
#trends

Materials

Hydroelectric turbine blade design propelled by composites

By: Hannah Mason

Glass fiber composites power the development of a modular, spiral-shaped hydroelectric micro turbine blade for low-cost, high-efficiency renewable energy generation.
#focusondesign #sustainability

Resins

Commercializing UV-curable thermosets for continuous fiber 3D printing

By: Hannah Mason

Strategic partners Continuous Composites and Arkema/Sartomer are developing a library of photocurable resins for use in a variety of OOA, high-speed, high-performance composite applications.
#trends

CW launches 2021 Top Shops benchmarking survey

By: Hannah Mason

Complete the survey by March 30 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

Materials

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

Urban Air Mobility

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