Germany-based Blackwave GmbH’s bicycle brake lever saves 35% of the weight for a comparable aluminum part.
Associate Editor, CompositesWorld
U.K. consortium partners’ ACRIM II project aims to develop a low-cost, lightweight, all-composite wheel for electric vehicle applications.
The 1,200-ton sheet molding compound (SMC) press was assembled and commissioned in four weeks.
With a focus on promotion and education of BMC and SMC across Europe, the association is looking toward its 2022 event.
Dieffenbacher’s CompressEco series, used for production of Creative Composite’s SMC Class A body panels for automotive applications, enables higher productivity and larger component sizes.
Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.
Innovative composite materials trim mass, costs and noise on the high-volume mid-engine sports car.
Maxiquim’s recent study notes that the transportation and electric sectors are responsible for $560 million in revenue.
IDI Composites International is introducing a new sheet molding compound (SMC) for the electric vehicle market.
Dieffenbacher is presenting its solutions for tape laying, SMCs, D-LFT and wet molding technologies, as well as a new messaging and ticket system app.
IDI Composites International is introducing FLAMEVEX, a new family of fiber reinforcements and resins designed specifically for the manufacture of battery enclosure systems.
Dan Hart, president and CEO of Virgin Orbit, will be a featured speaker. CW readers qualify for a discounted registration.
Enabling a circular economy approach to advanced composites innovation, manufacturing and use, Part 1
In part 1 of a two-month column, IACMI chief technology officer Uday Vaidya reflects on the organization’s efforts to reduce the embodied energy of composites.
Eighth-generation vehicle sports more composites, and features parts produced using unique materials and processes.
Presidium USA is introducing to the composites manufacturing market the RevoTherm line of resin systems that offer low viscosity, fast cure and high strength in finished parts.
Researchers and partner companies aim to standardize the provision of engineering data for long fiber-reinforced sheet molding compounds (SMC).
CW’s running summary of resin price change announcements from major material suppliers that serve the composites manufacturing industry.
JEC Group has announced its JEC Innovation Awards finalists, 33 total from 11 categories. Winners will be announced at JEC World 2020 on March 4.
The branch in Wuppertal, Germany will serve as Teijin’s European base for next-generation automotive component concept, design, prototyping and evaluation.
Evonik’s epoxy hardener for use in SMCs for automotive applications won IALTA’s 2019 Automotive Lightweight Green Technology Award.
Enabling a circular economy approach to advanced composites innovation, manufacturing and use, Part 2
IACMI chief technology officer Uday Vaidya reflects on IACMI’s role in improving composites’ recyclability and reusability.
As the global auto industry hurtles toward its confrontation with US fuel economy and European Union (EU) emissions standards in 2017, the pressure built to find more radical solutions to lightweighting.
Since its start in 2015, the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has come a long way in its mission of advancing composites innovation. CTO Uday Vaidya reflects on the past five years.
At the launch of the 2020 C8, Columnist Dale Brosius reflects on the iterations of multi-material innovation in the manufacture of Corvettes over its history.
New Digimat 2019.1 release enables smarter fiber-reinforced composite design values, allowables and crash modeling
Upgrades include high fiber content virtual test with 10-100 times faster analyses and progressive damage analysis using the Camanho method.
With growing use of recycled carbon fiber composites, the identification of mechanical testing procedures for rCF becomes increasingly important … and challenging.
Among the winners and finalists, a wide range of technologies demonstrate composites’ benefits for ground transportation.