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Published: 9/23/2019

Composites Index contraction slowed in August
  The Index indicated expansionary readings in production, supplier deliveries and exports, but was pulled lower by employment, new orders and backlogs.   

Published: 9/16/2019

Ford study assesses composite hybrid structural suspension for commercial vehicles
Along with partners Gestamp UK, the National Composites Centre and the University of Nottingham, the project goal is to translate findings into commercial production.

Published: 9/11/2019

Innovating energy delivery for more efficient composites manufacturing
Heraeus Noblelight develops HUMM3 and Black IR technologies for faster, safer, more uniform processing.

Published: 9/10/2019

Can the automotive industry turn to face the change?
SPE ACCE speakers speculate about how changing consumer behaviors might shape the automotive industry.

Published: 9/4/2019

The state of recycled carbon fiber
As the need for carbon fiber rises, can recycling fill the gap?

Published: 8/27/2019

IACMI SMC Workshop: From What to Why
Introductory course teaches students about composition, characteristics, benefits of sheet-molding compound.

Published: 8/27/2019

National Composites Week: Improving Lives
As we celebrate National Composites Week, here are just a few of the many ways the composites industry is working to improve our lives.

Published: 8/23/2019

Composites Index contracts on a surprise 5-point decline
Steep contraction in both production and new orders pulled the Composites Fabricating Index to 47.4 for July 2019.

Published: 8/6/2019

Advancing additive manufacturing to exploit anisotropy
Anisoprint posits continuous fiber composites, not metals, as the material for optimized AM structures.

Published: 7/26/2019

Magnetic 3D printing the next generation of tailored composites
Fortify uses magnetic fields and digital light processing to produce tailored microstructures for high-resolution, 3D printed composite parts — and enables the next generation of multiscale, multifunctional composite metamaterials.