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In memoriam: Longtime CW writer Sara Black dies at 66

Sara Black joined CompositesWorld in 1999 and for the next 20 years embodied the intelligence, curiosity, respect, diligence and accuracy that the publication strove to deliver to its audience.

Marine

Composites suppliers, fabricators respond to coronavirus

Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.

Aerospace

Strata's workforce leaders share perspectives on women in manufacturing

UAE-based aerostructures manufacturer Strata Manufacturing prides itself on providing opportunities for its multinational, female-dominant workforce.

Carbon Fibers

9T Labs, Arkema present new manufacturing approach for small aerospace parts

The companies demonstrate cost-competitive series production of structural composite parts using carbon fiber/PEKK materials and additive manufacturing.

Aerospace

Boeing, Airbus announce Q1 2020 results

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically decreased air passenger travel, causing a dramatic decline in new aircraft orders and production. Boeing and Airbus are implementing efforts to reduce costs.

Aerospace

Boeing to resume 787 operations in South Carolina

Resuming operations temporarily suspended in response to the coronavirus pandemic, most employees are scheduled to return on May 3 or 4.

Aerospace

Boeing to resume commercial airplanes production in Puget Sound

After temporary suspension due to COVID-19, Boeing plans to resume Washington state production facilities in a phased approach starting April 20.

Aerospace

Spirit AeroSystems announces new cost-reduction measures in light of coronavirus

Measures taken include an extended suspension of production for Boeing aircraft and workforce reductions.

Defense

Boeing suspends Puget Sound production operations in response to coronavirus

Beginning March 25, production operations in the Puget Sound area of Washington, U.S. are suspended until further notice.

Aerospace

Spirit AeroSystems suspends Boeing production work

The announcement follows Boeing’s temporary suspension of Puget Sound production activity due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Aerospace

The black swan events hitting the composites industry

From the Boeing 787 to COVID-19: When the out-of-the-ordinary becomes ordinary — and affects the manufacturing supply chain.

Materials

Wind energy: Gale force growth ahead

Columnist Dale Brosius addresses recent accomplishments, forecasts and recycling challenges affecting the wind energy industry — and composites use within it.

Glass Fibers

I have seen the future and it is coming

The last 20 years were good to composites. What does the next 20 years have in store?

Pultrusion

The coming decade: Clarity with a strong dose of uncertainty

Columnist Dale Brosius considers the potential and uncertain role of composites in aerospace, automotive and other markets in the coming decade.

Aerospace

Boeing 777X achieves first successful flight

The 777X jetliner, which features the longest carbon fiber composite aircraft wings yet manufactured, took to the skies for its maiden flight on Jan. 25.

Carbon Fibers

Advancing thermoplastic composites and RTM for Clean Sky 2 in Spain

EURECAT leads projects for TPC keel beam, window frames and thermoset RTM fuselage frames with TPC shear ties for next-gen aircraft.

ATL/AFP

The markets: Aerospace (2020)

With the 737 MAX grounded, the global aerospace supply chain was thrown into disarray in 2019. Still, several new programs on the horizon portend increasing composites use in commercial aerostructures for coming decades.

RTM

Albany International acquires CirComp GmbH

German innovator in RTM will help Albany Engineered Composites accelerate technology development in thermoplastic composites

Aerospace

How much is that composite wing in the window?

With Spirit AeroSystems buying Bombardier’s Belfast operations, the future of composites fabrication for large commercial aerostructures starts to come into focus.

Composites 2020: A Multitude of Markets

The manufacturing world likes to think of composites fabrication as a single, global entity that operates to serve its customers’ needs with a variety of highly engineered parts and structures.

ATL/AFP

Modular, mobile, multiple robotics poised to change the AFP/ATL paradigm

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is working on two multi-robot automated fiber and tape placement technologies that could change the paradigm in large-part aerocomposites manufacturing.

Prepregs

The Kordsa strategy

Turkey-based Kordsa has a long history supplying materials to the global tire market. It now has its sights set on reinforcement fabrics, prepregs and core materials for aerospace, automotive and industrial structures.

Aerospace

What will the aerocomposites industry look like after the 787 and A350?

CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan considers the future of the aerospace composites industry as production of the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 appear ready to wind down in the next few years.

Aerospace

Collins Aerospace extends supply contract with FACC

FACC manufactures carbon fiber composite thrust reverser translating sleeves for engine nacelles on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350.