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Published: 9/28/2017

Biggest hurdles for automotive composites
Patrick Blanchard, global technical leader – composites at Ford Motor Co., discussed at SPE ACCE three major hurdles composite materials face.

Published: 7/28/2017

Gardner Business Index at 54.2 in June
The Index is up from the same period in 2016 and subject to less volatility. 

Published: 5/31/2017

Gardner Business Index at 53.6 in April
New orders grow for a fifth straight month; electronics, automotive and aerospace markets expand.

Published: 4/27/2017

Gardner Business Index at 55.2 in March
As the year’s first quarter closed out, the trend was growth and expectations were that growth would continue.

Published: 4/27/2017

Process automation: A model response to Trumponomics and Brexit?
Offshoring can’t go on forever and a significant trend toward reshoring is probably inevitable .....

Published: 4/27/2017

The story planning journey
Automotive materials and process innovation in the driver’s seat.

Published: 3/31/2017

Gardner Business Index at 55.3 in February
Business expectations soar as the US composites industry posts growth in every geographical area.

Published: 3/29/2017

Key takeaways from JEC World 2017
A quick read of the composites tea leaves after JEC World 2017.

Published: 2/24/2017

Gardner Business Index at 54.1 in January
The US composites industry looks as strong as it has since early 2015, with expectations the highest in years.

Published: 2/24/2017

Autocomposites and the myth of $5/lb carbon fiber
The $5/lb line in the sand comes with a similar challenge that, ultimately, will determine the fate of carbon fiber in automotive: Manufacturability.