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Composite pontoons undergird update of 1820s-vintage floating bridge
Modular composite flotation system triples potential lifespan of New England town’s signature single-lane auto/pedestrian timber bridge.
SFMOMA façade: Advancing the art of high-rise FRP
The fabrication and installation of 700+ composite panels has a backstory of detailed design and careful quality assurance.
Back-country boating: Carbon fiber Adirondack pack canoe
Placid Boatworks (Lake Placid, NY, US) makes modern composite versions of classic, but relatively heavy, Adirondack pack canoes, using vacuum-infused carbon fiber. Here's how.
IBEX 2013 Show Review
Evidence of a marine industry rebound and a trend toward supplier M&A as the world’s largest boatbuilding trade show looks ahead to smoother sailing … and Tampa.
IBEX 2012 Review
Under the banner “The Future of Marine Technology,” the 22nd International BoatBuilders’ expo confronts a brave new world.
Carbon is the choice for amphibious LSA floats
Superlight, landing-gear-equipped design gives light sport aircraft builders an option for land and water.
WINDPOWER 2011 Report
Wind energy advocates, turbine builders and their suppliers, policy makers, and a growing number of wind-involved composites professionals gather where it all began.
IBEX 2010: Looking up in Louisville
A new location helps regenerate a recession-battered industry, drawing in more exhibitors and attendees than in 2009.
IBEX 2009 Marine Composites Showcase
The 19th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference endures the economic “perfect storm” on the Florida coast and looks forward to fairer weather inland.
JEC Composites 2009 showcase
Despite the doleful state of the global economy, the turnout in Paris — exhibitors and visitors — proved surprisingly strong.
Composite Hulled Land/Sea Vehicle Nears Launch
Once the stuff of James Bond movies, this U.K.-designed amphibious automobile soon will be manufactured in North America.
Carbon fiber buys its way onboard
First used in one-off yacht and powerboat designs, where cost is no obstacle in the search for a performance edge in local regattas or around-the-world races, carbon fiber has since carved a niche in categories that were once the exclusive reserve of glass-reinforced composites, metals or wood. In applications as
Bonding Technology: Thermosetting Structural Adhesives
A wealth of epoxies, polyurethanes and acrylics speed assembly and cut manufacturing cost in an ever-wider range of composites applications.
Rudder Gets New Twist With Composites
The U.S. Navy's specially contoured ship rudder commands composite construction.
Fuel Economy Drives Big Rig Composites
A variety of materials and processing methods are lightweighting and economizing trucks and trailers in the commercial freight arena.
Composite design selected for salmon tracking antenna
Tough and affordable ultrathick laminate the solution for fish counting application.
Anisotropic wind blade design expected to reduce wind-energy costs
Deliberately unbalanced laminate produces smoother power input from adaptive wind blades
Elevated Sky Bus railway in India features composite coach bodies
Designed to accommodate 150 commuters and travel at speeds as high as 100 kmh, Sky Bus railway transit coaches built for India's Konkan Railway (Mumbai, India) by Kineco Pvt. Ltd. (Goa, India) are expected to ease public transportation in congested metro areas. Coaches will have 4m/13.1-ft-wide sliding passenger doors
A guide to selection of methacrylate, urethane and epoxy adhesives
A practical examination of the complexities of adhesive selection.
Automated RTM process optimizes cost reduction in VW automotive plant
Efficient production of VW T5 transporter roofs allows ten-year price guarantee.
Composites Open Road To Innovation In India
Railway and automotive applications point the way to composite mass production.