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Published: 8/16/2019

A new definition of composites?
Nucleation and control of crystallinity plus aspect ratio creates new plastic and ceramic composites with tailored performance.

Published: 8/14/2019

ICON Aircraft produces 100th A5 sports aircraft
The carbon fiber composite fuselage and structures were produced at ICON’s 300,000-square-foot production facility in Tijuana, Mexico.

Published: 8/6/2019

Advancing additive manufacturing to exploit anisotropy
Anisoprint posits continuous fiber composites, not metals, as the material for optimized AM structures.

Published: 8/5/2019

Merger mania, part II?
Columnist Dale Brosius considers the surges of company mergers that have affected the composites industry over the years.

Published: 7/31/2019

Highlights: Composites Convention 2019
Highlights from the Composites Convention 2019, June 12-13, in Stade, Germany, organized by CFK Valley e.V. and Carbon Composites e.V, and the German Aerospace Center’s 5th Colloquium on Production Technology, on May 15, in Augsburg.

Published: 7/30/2019

Injection-forming for high-performance, unitized thermoplastic structures
Combining braided tape, overmolding and form-locking, herone produces one-piece, high-torque gear-driveshaft as demonstrator for broad range of applications.

Published: 7/26/2019

Magnetic 3D printing the next generation of tailored composites
Fortify uses magnetic fields and digital light processing to produce tailored microstructures for high-resolution, 3D printed composite parts — and enables the next generation of multiscale, multifunctional composite metamaterials.

Published: 7/22/2019

Employment activity leads expansion in business activity
The Composites Fabricating Index for June 2019 came in at 52.7, continuing its stretch of more than 30 months of expanding activity.

Published: 7/15/2019

Bigger, better, faster, more
Editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan considers the implications of propitious aircraft OEM announcements for the aerocomposites supply chain.

Published: 7/10/2019

Combining plastics and composites for Class A parts without tools
Plastics Unlimited’s patented TEC process cuts secondary finishing and meets multiple demands for medium-volume parts.