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Published: 5/11/2018

3D printing composites with continuous fiber
New composite manufacturing technology for multimaterial, multifunctional composite structures.

Published: 4/10/2018

An SMC machinery provider adds automation
About the time that I started writing about the composites industry, I was introduced to the concept of SMC – sheet molding compound. I was intrigued this year at the JEC World in Paris to meet with a German company, Schmidt & Heinzma...

Published: 3/23/2018

Automated Preforming: Coriolis Composites
Pioneer in automated fiber placement (AFP) advances preforms for overmolded thermoplastic composites enabling production of one automotive part every 20 seconds.

Published: 3/7/2018

Five highlights from JEC World 2018
It’s not Spring without a trip to Paris, France for the JEC World 2018 composites conference. It’s become a very big show, and thus, offers some big announcements and some developing trends.

Published: 3/1/2018

Evonik study researches best resins for surface quality and shrinkage control
New white paper authored by Eike Langkabel, Sebastian de Nardo, and Jens Bockhoff, examines the best resin formulations for composites used in automotive part production, both structural parts and body panels.

Published: 2/28/2018

iComposite 4.0 — cutting composites cost by 50%
An intelligent, integrated process using 3D fiber spraying, inline inspections/simulation and embedded RFID chips to cut scrap and rejections for structural HP-RTM epoxy parts.

Published: 2/27/2018

Sensors for monitoring resin infusion flow front and cure
InFactory Solutions commercializes technology to provide real-time resin impregnation and cure data across composite parts for zero-defect, intelligent process chains.

Published: 2/26/2018

This is going to be big: Automotive composites forecast
A company by the name of Global Market Insights Inc. contacted me recently, alerting me to the presence of a new forecast report for automotive composites.

Published: 2/22/2018

So, you want to make automotive composites . . .
Materials and manufacturing processes for autocomposites are evolving rapidly, and CompositesWorld wants to help you sort it out. A free, March 29 webinar is designed to help bring you up to speed on the manufacturing technologies best suited for au...

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.