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Formula SAE Lawrence Technical University

Racing to build tomorrow’s automotive composites workforce
Recent graduates share experiences gained from collegiate automotive design, engineering and motorsport competition Formula SAE.

Gougeon G32 catamaran

A fascinating inside look at a marine design – three decades ago
Fabricated by Gougeon Manufacturing in 1990, Incognito is a composite catamaran that’s still setting speed records and besting much newer craft.

People on the Move: June 2018
CW’s monthly roundup of people on the move in the composites industry.

Aviation’s big US show: Oshkosh 2017 highlights
The 2017 edition of the Experimental Aircraft Assn.’s (EAA) AirVenture airshow event, held in Oshkosh, WI, US, from July 24 – 30, was another blockbuster.

Lightweighting speed into CNC machining
Drawing on a long history in composites manufacturing and CNC machining, this innovator turns to carbon fiber composites to reduce gantry component weight and increase shaping efficiency.

Innegra Oshkosh 2016

Oshkosh’s AirVenture 2016 included a big infusion event
The big annual airshow featured the on-site infusion of complete aircraft fuselages for two kit aircraft.

The Star-Lite

Oshkosh “Fly-In” preview: Multi-day infusion demo
Visitors to the Experimental Aircraft Assn.’s (EAA) AirVenture 2016 (July 25-31) will have the opportunity to attend a reprise of last year’s multi-day infusion processing demo, again sponsored by Innegra Technologies (Greenville, SC, US).

Street display

Composite stars brighten the holidays
Light, durable design pleases eyes and budget.

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.

Buoyant buildings: Modular design relies on cored composites
Arquitectura en el Agua’s (AEEA, Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands) architects and engineers convert for metal to composites for their floating modular structures for marinas, harbors, restaurants, hotels and leisure centers.

Public transit: Modular composites update Sao Paulo ferries
When the Brazilian state of São Paulo, through its state-controlled company DERSA, funded new composite superstructures for 12 existing car ferries, Barracuda Advanced Composites (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) specified materials and engineered the new design.

Why are suppliers morphing into fabricators?
CT managing editor Mike Musselman asks the question and examines the forces at work to make it a compelling trend. Part I of II.

Sportfishing yacht: Infusion optimized
This well-loved deepsea fishing brand has moved from Miami to a new facility, and to a state-of-the-art resin-infused laminate for its Bertram 64.

High-Performance Composites for Aircraft Interiors conference review
Colocated with Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas, CompositesWorld’s HPC4ACI event focused on new material and processing trends that could drive more composites inside the aircraft.

The markets: Oil and gas (2014)
Composites are recognized as an enabling technology in deepwater drilling scenarios, because the materials are able to stand up to the harsh subsea environment while delivering lower overall system weight.

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Bus station pavilion: A marriage of design and manufacture
Architectural design studio and boatbuilder cooperate to make this passenger terminal "first" a first-class showpiece.

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.

Aiming infusion at the application
With so many process variables to play with, how do you know which new solutions that promise better, faster infusion are right for your application?

Infusion of aerostructures: Doubling down on the details
For this carbon-fiber composite manufacturer, little things make big differences in a not-quite-new but still novel double-bag infusion technique.

Double-bag infusion attracts new customers
Carbon Fiber Composites Inc. (CFC, Hurricane, W. Va.) president Brian Alley credits the double-bag infusion process with attracting two new aircraft customers.

Carbon is the choice for amphibious LSA floats
Superlight, landing-gear-equipped design gives light sport aircraft builders an option for land and water.

Product Categories of DIAB Americas LP

Aerospace, aircraft interior
Aerospace, flight control surfaces
Aerospace, fuselage/wing
Aerospace, radomes
Architectural design
Armor, composite
Automotive, body panels & substructures
Automotive, interior (seats, IPCs, floor panels, etc.)
Automotive, underhood
Balsa
CAD/CAM/CAE design
Consulting, materials
Consulting, process development
Cutting, finishing, and machining
Cutting, finishing, and machining
Education/Training
Finite element modeling/analysis (FEM/FEA)
Foam core, other
Foam core, PET (polyethylene terephthalate) foam
Foam core, PVC
Hand layup
Infrastructure, composite
Inspection services
Laminate panels, with core
Marine, boat (hulls, decks, bulkheads, etc.)
Marine, other
Materials analysis
Moldmaking and patternmaking
Other, Paste
Pressure vessels
Product design
Profiles
Prototyping
Prototyping
Resin transfer molding (RTM)
Resin transfer molding (RTM)
RTM/resin infusion
Syntactic core, nonexpanding
Testing, materials
Testing, product
Testing, structural
Vacuum forming
Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
Waste management