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Published: 12/1/2019

Composites 2020: A multitude of markets
Going into 2020, factors influencing composites manufacturing include robotics and automation, out-of-autoclave processes, thermoplastic composites, Composites 4.0 and additive manufacturing.

Published: 12/1/2019

SourceBook 2020
Welcome to the online SourceBook, the counterpart to CompositesWorld's annually published print SourceBook composites industry buyer's guide.

Published: 12/1/2019

The markets: Fuels cells and batteries (2020)
Although fuel-cell powered vehicles could still be in the automotive future, growth will be measured, and so will the market there for composite components. Composites for electric vehicle battery packs and hydrogen tanks for fuel cell vehicles will...

Published: 12/1/2019

The markets: Aerospace (2020)
With the 737 MAX grounded, the global aerospace supply chain was thrown into disarray in 2019. Still, several new programs on the horizon portend increasing composites use in commercial aerostructures for coming decades.

Published: 11/1/2019

CW Top Shops: Meaningful data for composites fabricators
The amount of data produced by manufacturing facilities is increasing exponentially. CW Top Shops' inaugural benchmarking  survey helps contextualize some of that data.

Published: 6/1/2019

A flight plan for next-gen manufacturing
If the commercial aviation industry effectively doubles in the next 20 years, as projected by the two largest aerospace manufacturing companies in the world, how can aerospace manufacturers and suppliers possibly keep up?

Published: 5/20/2019

Next-generation aerospace: shaping the supply chain landscape
The global commercial aerospace industry is at a unique time.

Published: 5/1/2019

Composites: Irrational exuberance?
Columnist Dale Brosius advises against overoptimism as he reflects that much of the composites technology on display at JEC World 2019 were prototypes and proof of concepts, not revenue-generating products.

Published: 4/1/2019

Index moves higher on new orders rebound
The Composites Business Index moved higher in February 2019, rebounding from January’s low.

Published: 4/1/2019

An ode to the A380
Columnist Dale Brosius reflects on the contributions that the A380 made to the composites manufacturing industry following the recent announcement of its discontinuation.