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Published: 5/14/2019

FACC recognizes top-performing suppliers
Top winners of FACC’s annual Supplier Awards include autoclave and composites manufacturers.

Published: 5/13/2019

Evonik to build new PA12 production facility
The Germany-based facility, intended to meet needs in automotive, oil & gas and 3D printing industries, will reportedly increase the company’s overall capacity for PA12 by more than 50%.

Published: 5/10/2019

Markforged launches first FR continuous fiber-reinforced plastic for 3D printing
V-0 rated Onyx FR to open new applications in aerospace, defense and automotive

Published: 5/7/2019

Teijin's Sereebo CFRTP used in GM high-volume vehicles
The carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) material will be available this year in CarbonPro pickup boxes for select GM truck models.

Published: 5/6/2019

Lightweighting partnership to evaluate metal to composites joining technologies
Detroit project team will recommend most optimal joining technologies for specific material combinations.

Published: 5/3/2019

Ultra-lightweight seat features carbon fiber structure made with 3D winding
Weighing only 10 kg, the seat was presented at the “Step Change in Lightweight Construction” symposium in Germany.

Published: 5/1/2019

SPE Automotive Innovation Awards expands aftermarkets category
Parts competition nominations are due by Sept. 6, 2019, and “Hall of Fame” award nominations are due May 31. 

Published: 4/30/2019

Magna produces lightweight, composite liftgates and active aerodynamic grille shutters in China
Innovations help lower emission and improve fuel economy for fast-growing market.

Published: 4/30/2019

SGL Carbon manufactures prototypes of composite battery cases
The battery boxes, developed with Chinese car manufacturer NIO for electric vehicles, feature lighter weight, high rigidity and lower thermal conductivity than aluminum or steel boxes.

Published: 4/24/2019

CW Top Shops benchmarking survey now open
CompositesWorld’s inaugural Top Shops benchmarking survey recently launched and is open until the end of April. The survey allows composites fabricators to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of their manufacturing operations.