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Published: 12/5/2019

3D printed composites with 60% fiber, less than 1% voids
9T Labs advances continuous carbon fiber 3D printing for industrial series structural components

Published: 11/26/2019

The Rubik’s Cube of working efficiently with different composite materials
Each member of an aerospace OEM’s supply chain works on a different side of the project, ultimately driving toward the same goal: a better composite-intensive aircraft.

Published: 11/25/2019

How much is that composite wing in the window?
With Spirit AeroSystems buying Bombardier’s Belfast operations, the future of composites fabrication for large commercial aerostructures starts to come into focus.

Published: 11/19/2019

Composites training firm lends a hand with Mars rover
Advanced Composites Training helps train NASA engineers in the use of composite materials for construction of the Mars 2020 rover.

Published: 11/12/2019

Urban air mobility: The action heats up
Columnist Dale Brosius reflects on the current state of the under-development urban air mobility (UAM) market, where it’s headed, and what it all means for the composites industry.

Published: 11/11/2019

Prepreg cutting system reduces waste, speeds assembly of Swiss business jet
Swiss aircraft manufacturer cites years of Zünd digital cutting systems as part of the success story for several iterations of commercial aircraft.

Published: 11/7/2019

CW's Top Shops puts operations in perspective
The inaugural CW Top Shops benchmarking survey is designed to help composites fabricators understand how efficient their manufacturing operations are. 

Published: 10/31/2019

Modular, mobile, multiple robotics poised to change the AFP/ATL paradigm
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is working on two multi-robot automated fiber and tape placement technologies that could change the paradigm in large-part aerocomposites manufacturing.

Published: 10/29/2019

Small sat demonstrator enabled by CRP Technology's Windform composite materials
Selective laser sintering and CRP Technology’s Windform XT 2.0 carbon composite material was recently selected for the manufacture of a 3U CubeSat demonstrator.

Published: 10/28/2019

Highlights: Future of Thermoplastics Composites Conference, TPRC
The ThermoPlastic composites Research Center celebrates its 10th anniversary by looking forward to the growth in thermoplastic composite applications.