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Published: 5/7/2018

Composite Materials: Where to Find Them at NPE2018
If you have come to NPE2018 with composites on your to-do list, you do have options. Over the last few years, several plastics material suppliers have extended their product portfolios in an effort to build a presence in the composites space.

Published: 3/28/2018

JEC World 2018: The highlights
JEC World is the composites industry’s largest trade show and did not disappoint this year.

Published: 3/22/2018

Composites – A neophyte’s quandary
This month’s column comes on the heels of my return from Europe, where I visited JEC World in Paris and made visits elsewhere.

Published: 2/27/2018

Consolidating thermoplastic composite aerostructures in place, Part 2
Thermoplastic composite structures could eliminate the autoclave and fasteners, but will a one- or two-step process prevail?

Published: 1/29/2018

JEC World 2018 Preview
The JEC World trade show and conference, the largest composites event in the world, will be held at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, near Charles de Gaulle airport, outside Paris, France.

Published: 12/27/2017

Driving down costs: Technologies to follow in 2018
Cost drives most decisions about composites use, but most innovation now focuses beyond material cost.  

Published: 12/20/2017

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: 11/29/2017

Major automotive tier supplier moving to composites
A well-known Tier 1 supplier to the auto industry, Cooper Standard (Novi, MI, US) employs more than 30,000 employees at 120 facilities worldwide, and is the largest global supplier of automotive sealing systems.

Published: 11/29/2017

Tooling: 3D printing’s “killer app”
If 3D printing can be scaled to make tools for composite auto body panels ... it will be transformative

Published: 10/26/2017

Highlights: SPE ACCE 2017
The Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibiton (SPE ACCE), held Sept. 6-8 in Novi, MI, US, remains the composites industry’s go-to event for the latest on technology and equipment for automotive comp...