Composites fabricators face increasingly unpredictable markets alongside demands for higher quality and multifunctionality, lower cost and lead time, as well as improved sustainability. Meeting these expectations will require implementation of new design, materials, process and process control technologies to increase consistency, reduce waste and enable truly flexible production. CW editors Jeff Sloan and Ginger Gardiner will explore the technologies being developed and discuss where and how they might be applied for the rapidly evolving supply chains of the future.
- Out-of-autoclave processes for large structures
- Composites 4.0 and digital twinning
- In-mold sensing and advanced tooling materials
- Reversible resins and multifunctionalism in composites structures
Jeff Sloan has been editor-in-chief of CompositesWorld since 2006 and is responsible for development and delivery of all CW editorial content.
Ginger Gardiner has been a writer and editor for CompositesWorld since 2006 and has more than 25 years experience with composite materials and composites manufacturing.
A&P Technology, Inc.; Abaris Training Resources, Inc.; Adapt Laser; CGTech, VERICUT; Composites One; Norplex-Micarta; Pacific Coast Composites, Inc.; Toray Advanced Composites