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Published: 7/1/2018

Drones: MIT software casts doubt on solar-powered UAVs
A new MIT-developed aircraft modeling software tool called geometric programming optimization —GPkit, for short — reportedly considers about 200 factors and physical models simultaneously, and then integrates them to create an optim...

Published: 12/27/2017

Driving down costs: Technologies to follow in 2018
Cost drives most decisions about composites use, but most innovation now focuses beyond material cost.  

Published: 10/20/2017

Plant Tour: FiberCore Europe, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
From debond-proof bridges to cost-saving infrastructure rehab, InfraCore technology is establishing composites as the fourth major construction material.

Published: 8/30/2017

Software has a critical role in certification of composite designs for aerospace
Despite the many advantages that come with using composites materials in aerospace applications, designing weight-bearing structures from these materials remains a significant challenge.

Published: 7/24/2017

CAMX 2017 preview: Material Sciences Corp.
Materials Sciences Corp. (MSC, Horsham, PA, US), an engineering design, manufacturing and testing firm, is exhibiting several technologies and products.

Published: 7/21/2017

CAMX 2017 preview: Convergent Manufacturing Technologies
Convergent Manufacturing Technologies Inc. (Vancouver, BC, Canada) and its US-based partner Convergent Manufacturing Technologies US Inc. (Seattle, WA, US) are demonstrating their turnkey digital manufacturing solutions.

Published: 7/21/2017

CAMX 2017 preview: CGTech
CGTech (Irvine, CA, US) is demonstrating the latest version of its VERICUT Composites Applications.

Published: 7/20/2017

CAMX 2017 preview: Aligned Vision
Automatic inspection is being featured in live demonstrations at Aligned Vision’s (Chelmsford, MA, US) CAMX booth.

Published: 7/17/2017

Preforming goes industrial: Part 2
Automated preforming isn’t only for 2D and 2.5D parts. Innovators are taking successful aim at building 3D preforms at production speeds.

Published: 5/10/2017

Preforming goes industrial: Part 1
ATL and AFP-based preforming options now abound for processing dry and/or impregnated reinforcements as quickly as 1 minute or less with potential yearly part yields in the millions.