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Published: 2/20/2018

Airborne, Siemens and SABIC partner to mass produce thermoplastic composites
Flexible, automated production lines, featuring radically low conversion costs, aimed at millions of parts/yr — CW’s interview with all three companies.

Published: 2/12/2018

Carbon Fibre Preforms for low-cost and zero waste
Chopped fiber preforms in seconds, 1200°C burn resistance for hours, low-cost CFRP to replace metals

Published: 2/9/2018

Fiber Patch Placement at scale
SAMBA automated cells now offered in Step, Pro and Scale models, for 3D preforming dry fiber and prepreg at rates up to 15-100 kg/hr.

Published: 1/31/2018

SGL Group optimizes supply chain for composites
SGL’s takeover of former BENTELER and BMW JVs, plus sale of Kumpers JV, consolidates  the company’s CF activities while it broadens its composites technology portfolio.

Published: 1/29/2018

3D-printed composite wind blades and aircraft, closer than you think
Orbital Composites’ patented coaxial extrusion process is investigated at Airbus subsidiary CTC GmbH Stade and spins off advances in speed, scale, materials and multifunctionality as it aims for very large structures.

Published: 1/26/2018

Overmolding as enabler for composites, aerospace to automotive
CCP Gransden can make 50 to 100,000 parts/yr economically viable using PEEK, PPS, PEI or PA.

Published: 1/21/2018

A partnership for sustainable composites
CW talks to Entropy Resins and Gougeon Brothers about their future as one company.

Published: 1/15/2018

Fold-to-form CFRP battery boxes, HP-RTM wishbones
Williams new EV platform demos 223 composite forming process and £20 suspension arms using recycled carbon fiber.

Published: 1/10/2018

Hybrid composites: tailoring for specific performance
I received a link to an interesting technical paper presented at CAMX by AGY (Aiken, SC, US). It got me thinking about hybrid composites.

Published: 12/21/2017

CAMX 2017: Highlights from the floor
3D printing and nanotechnology developments promise to cut time and cost in composite structures production while recycling and sustainability continue to grow in importance.