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As Seen In CompositesWorld
Brightlands Materials Center advances continuous fiber 3D printing in Limberg Bike
Other composites innovations include recyclable CFRP connectors, interwoven Dynema/carbon fiber reinforcements and integrating damage sensors into the frame.
Rock West Composites announces Quaranvent design competition winner
Winner Craig Monroe devised a 15-foot inflatable kayak that weighed only 12 pounds, and incorporated carbon fiber components.
DSM introduces new UHMWPE fiber
Compared to DSM’s original Dyneema thermoplastic fiber products, Trosar addresses a wider range of high-performance applications.
DSM, SABIC, UPM Biofuels create bio-based Dyneema
The partners are transitioning HMPE Dyneema fiber to a plant-based feedstock without sacrificing product performance.
DSM and CEAD partner for FGF 3D printing
The companies plan to develop new materials and processes for continuous fiber 3D printing and diverse end market applications.
A highly-manufacturable, high-performance hang glider
A small Swiss company has developed a fast and easily deployed manufacturing method for producing a competition-worthy rigid hang glider.
The International 14: High-tech but still accessible
Naval architect Paul Bieker and Henderson Boat Co. team take this venerable marine racing class to a more affordable performance/cost combination.
DSM increases Dyneema capacity
Capacity will be expanded in the US and Europe for the ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE)-based fiber.
DSM, Toyota Motorsport sign technology partnership
TMG will develop and pilot new engineering solutions using DSM high performance materials and products for potential application in the automotive industry.
JEC World 2017: Show report, part 1
JEC World 2017 was, by almost any measure, the biggest and busiest JEC event yet, and exhibitors came with much to show the world of composites about innovation in materials, equipment and technology.
Dyneema Carbon is prepared to handle all impacts
By marrying carbon with Dyneema, impact energy absorption can reportedly be increased by up to 100% while removing the risk of splintering.
DSM Dyneema, Airborne International collaborate on radomes
DSM Dyneema works with Airborne International to apply DSM technology to a ground-based radar system that requires durability, electromagnetic transparency and high strength.
Custom-engineered composite performance yacht sails
North Sails introduces 3Di materials and process for structural composite sails.
High-Performance Fibers 2011 Conference Highlights
CompositesWorld’s annual specialty fibers forum focuses on refining performance.
Antiballistic composites: Course corrections
Changes in the military theater are rewriting the script for composites in ballistic protection applications.
Antiballistics: Better defense, less expense
Armor applications grow on the strength of new markets, new composite materials.
2010 review: High-Performance Fibers Conference
CompositesWorld’s annual gathering of advanced fibers experts considers a large slate of topics, ranging from export control reform to “smart” microwires.
JEC Composites 2010 Product Showcase
Although clouds of volcanic ash shut down postshow air traffic, the traffic on the show floor helped dispel the clouds of economic recession.
Antiballistics: Composites in the cross hairs
An increasing quantity and variety of fiber/polymer solutions are stopping bullets and blast debris in armored ground vehicles and stationary structures.
2008 HPF Conference review
The 2nd annual High-Performance Fibers Conference showcases innovative fiber solutions for a wide range of military and civilian applications.