Top composites blog articles of 2015

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Blog articles about additive manufacturing, 777X composite wings and colored carbon fiber all generated your interest in 2015.


1/10th scale petal (ogive and upper barrel) tool for NASA SLS payload fairing made using No Oven, No Autoclave (NONA) materials. SOURCE: NONA Composites.

Blog articles about additive manufacturing, the 777X composite wings and colored carbon fiber all generated your interest in 2015. Here is a list of the top 10 most viewed CW blog articles for 2015. Can’t wait to see what 2016 will bring.

  1. Additive manufacturing: Metal vs. composites
  2. Composite tooling without oven or autoclave
  3. Colored carbon fiber
  4. Tires that never go flat
  5. Boeing offers insight on 787 composites lessons
  6. Unprecedented flex designed into 777X composite wings
  7. Composite flywheels: Finally picking up speed?
  8. Donauwörth as composites pioneer
  9. Wind energy: No blades needed?
  10. More from JEC: High-quality carbon fiber monocoques in two hours

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  • Supply and demand: Advanced fibers

    Demand for advanced fiber, virgin and reclaimed, is on an upswing after a dip during the recent recession. Fiber suppliers are gearing up to meet an expected increase in demand as manufacturers in a number of composites end-markets scale up or start up part development and production programs

  • Superbeam: Steel and carbon fiber work together to revolutionize structural elements

    New approach to CFRP-strengthened steel beams increases load capacity by >75%, enabling dramatic downsizing while maintaining traditional bolted and welded attachments.

  • The matrix

    The matrix binds the fiber reinforcement, gives the composite component its shape and determines its surface quality. A composite matrix may be a polymer, ceramic, metal or carbon. Here’s a guide to selection.