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Published: 1/16/2020

Plug-and-produce AFP system installed in one day and debuts at composites automation center
Addcomposites completes installations of its AFP-XS toolhead at KUKA Finland and SAM|XL in Netherlands.

Published: 1/15/2020

Cygnet Texkimp supplies high-capacity 3D weaving creel to the AMRC
The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) will use the creel to help produce woven structures for automotive and aerospace applications.

Published: 1/14/2020

SGL Carbon to build composite battery enclosures for North American automaker
The company will produce carbon and glass fiber-based composite top and bottom layers for battery enclosures.  

Published: 1/13/2020

Hyundai Motor Co., Uber unveil air taxi model
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the companies announced an aerial ridesharing partnership and a new eVTOL design.

Published: 1/8/2020

Shape Machining increases workforce for F1 car projects
The company says its increased workforce will result in reduced lead times and quicker reactivity to tight deadlines.

Published: 1/7/2020

ATL Composites contributes to student-built racing car
ATL Composites worked with Griffith University engineering and design students to construct a competitive racing vehicle featuring carbon fiber composites.

Published: 1/3/2020

Airbus, Aston Martin launch special edition ACH130 helicopter
The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition, unveiled Jan. 3, includes luxury interior features designed by the automaker.

Published: 1/3/2020

COHMAS Lab to host composite materials workshop
The composites industry and engineering workshop will be held at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in March 2020.

Published: 1/2/2020

Top 10 CW news from the 2010s
From 2010-2019, here are CompositesWorld’s most viewed composites industry news from the decade.

Published: 12/27/2019

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. to manufacture, market new hydrocarbon resins for 5G electronics, aerospace
Developed per a licensing agreement with materials company Novoset LLC, the resins are said to possess ultra-low dielectric loss properties for electronics.