The scale, precision, speed and quality of carbon fiber manufacture has evolved substantially since the material’s modern introduction in the late 1960s. Hexcel offers a glimpse of the state of the art today.
Strukton Civiel and FiberCore Europe cooperate to retrofit concrete bridges with composite FRP decks
SUREbridge offers sustainable, cost-saving strengthening for outdated bridges.
Type IV tanks will help provide 600-kilometer range and meet commercial vehicle requirements
Balancing performance with affordable production, this industry veteran continues to explore composites’ infinite possibilities.
Aerospace and defense company Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. is expanding its reach in North America with a new corporate headquarters location.
Advanced materials company evolves from nanomaterials to multifunctional composites and processing solutions.
Bluetooth sensors and AI track parts and tools, save time and suggest production line improvements.
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New cutting machines, in-house 3D printers, an additional autoclave, CNC machines and expanded production space aim to increase productivity.
Composite Advantage’s FiberSPAN fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) system was used to build five prefabricated bridge sections for the recently-opened trail.
Supplier of Airbus fuselage sections pushes boundaries of hybrid aerostructures production, assembly and thermoplastic composites.
Composite Advantage supplies engineered fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) products including bridge decks, trail bridges, cantilever sidewalks, rail platforms, as well as waterfront structures such as fender protection systems, pilings and naval ship separators.
Out-of-autoclave composites manufacturing facility comes of age with first U.S.-made composite structures for the Atlas V launcher, and qualification parts for the Vulcan.
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Long-time CW staff depart, new faces emerge.
This aerospace and defense fabricator upgrades to a larger facility and gets, in the process, a chance to rethink and optimize material, people and process flow.
Equipped to meet vertical needs with rapid turnaround, Rock Hill, SC’s Composite Resources has found the sweet spot between prototypers and large composites manufacturers.
This systems integrator enables CFRP pressure vessel growth in commercial vehicles by combining composites and alternative fuel systems expertise.
A&P has made a name for itself as a braider, but the depth and breadth of its technical aptitude comes into sharp focus with a peek behind usually closed doors.
Aerospace tier supplier Kanfit Ltd. is expanding, offering both composite and metal parts for applications in an expanding range of high-performance markets.
Space travel is a challenge, even if filmmakers like to make us think otherwise.
Four major manufacturers — diverse, yet with shared commitment — showcase global aerocomposites industry capacity and this region’s potential for future growth.
Audi and Voith Composites iterate the CFRP rear wall from R8 sports car to A8 luxury sedan via an automated production line able to output hundreds of parts per day.
Automated Dynamics will be hosting a dinner, technical overview and tour of their plant April 19.
Thermoplastic tapes are not new to composites, but they soon will join the primary aerostructures material palette and could be their future.
After more than 30 years of development, in-situ consolidation is nearing its promise to eliminate fasteners and the autoclave, and enable an integrated, multifunctional airframe.
Orbital Composites’ patented coaxial extrusion process is investigated at Airbus subsidiary CTC GmbH Stade and spins off advances in speed, scale, materials and multifunctionality as it aims for very large structures.