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Published: 8/1/2018

SPE ACCE 2018 preview
Mobility composites are expected to draw an international crowd to this annual Motor City gathering.

Published: 8/1/2018

Q&A: Tom Lemire, TFLemire Consulting
CW Talks: The Composites Podcast, recently spoke to Tom Lemire, currently principal of TFLemire Consulting (Irvine, CA, US) and a longtime veteran of the composites industry. Lemire’s career spans back to the late 1960s, and he event...

Published: 8/1/2018

US styrene-reduction mandates: Go or no-go?
Legislative changes are slow in coming, but technology forges ahead.

Published: 8/1/2018

Plant Tour: Agility Fuel Solutions, Salisbury, NC, US
This systems integrator enables CFRP pressure vessel growth in commercial vehicles by combining composites and alternative fuel systems expertise.

Published: 8/1/2018

Styrene ≠ polystyrene: An important distinction for composites
Definitions are important when discussing technology. Although often used interchangeably, the terms styrene and polystyrene refer to different materials.

Published: 7/1/2018

Lightweighting summit: Targeting composites auto powertrain opportunities
The Lightweight Composites Solution Conference, held May 17 in Gent, Belgium, focused on materials and designs for reducing automotive powertrain weight.

Published: 7/1/2018

Can we achieve global standards for composites?
It is the relative lack of such standards that presents one of the highest hurdles to composites adoption, and also is incredibly difficult to address.

Published: 7/1/2018

Where the art and science of braiding meet
A&P has made a name for itself as a braider, but the depth and breadth of its technical aptitude comes into sharp focus with a peek behind usually closed doors.

Published: 7/1/2018

High-performance composites in Israel
Four major manufacturers — diverse, yet with shared commitment — showcase global aerocomposites industry capacity and this region’s potential for future growth.

Published: 6/4/2018

How is tow spread?
ITA characterizes tow spreading processes and parameters as it develops new technology to speed production (100 m/min) and reduce width variation (<1mm).