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Published: 7/16/2018

Farnborough 2018: Uncertain expectations?
Today marks the start of the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. This year’s event, while it promises to offer the usual awesome aircraft displays and plenty of aerocomposite parts innovations, is being staged among some political and...

Published: 7/6/2018

Lightweight Reading
CW’s occasional round up of fun composite products and offbeat news surrounding the composites industry. 

Published: 6/29/2018

Generative design and continuous 3D fiber deposition
Generative design replicates nature’s evolutionary approach by combining artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing to provide thousands of solutions to one engineering problem.

Published: 6/27/2018

Slitting and kitting with Web Industries
CW Talks: The Composites Podcast catches up with Web Industrie’s Manish Patel and Ashley Graeber to talk tape slitting, kitting and cutting and more.

Published: 6/17/2018

Still working toward electric aircraft
A lot of research effort continues on electric propulsion for aircraft; many programs are aimed at developing viable battery-electric or solar propulsion for smaller aircraft. 

Published: 6/12/2018

Building an aircraft without molds or fasteners?
MTorres has a concept (TRL 6) with which aircraft will be built with minimal hand labor, without typical molds, without metallic fasteners, and without typical stringers as they are used today.

Published: 6/7/2018

SAMPE 2018 new products target next-generation aircraft
The broader aerospace world might be patiently waiting for Boeing to officially announce plans to develop its New Middle-Market Airplane (NMA, or 797), tabbed as a replacement for the 757, but suppliers aren’t sitting on their hands.

Published: 5/25/2018

Swedish multi-sectorial innovation network aims for a lighter tomorrow
The LIGHTer network works to coordinate what is happening in research, development, technology and competence development in Swedish industry.

Published: 5/23/2018

Arevo in 2018: Industrialized production of continuous fiber 3D-printed parts
With new CEO and $12.5 million in B-series financing, Arevo will have eight direct energy deposition (DED) cells attacking its parts production backlog by year-end.

Published: 5/11/2018

3D printing composites with continuous fiber
New composite manufacturing technology for multimaterial, multifunctional composite structures.