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Published: 7/31/2019

Highlights: Composites Convention 2019
Highlights from the Composites Convention 2019, June 12-13, in Stade, Germany, organized by CFK Valley e.V. and Carbon Composites e.V, and the German Aerospace Center’s 5th Colloquium on Production Technology, on May 15, in Augsburg.

Published: 7/30/2019

Injection-forming for high-performance, unitized thermoplastic structures
Combining braided tape, overmolding and form-locking, herone produces one-piece, high-torque gear-driveshaft as demonstrator for broad range of applications.

Published: 7/26/2019

Magnetic 3D printing the next generation of tailored composites
Fortify uses magnetic fields and digital light processing to produce tailored microstructures for high-resolution, 3D printed composite parts — and enables the next generation of multiscale, multifunctional composite metamaterials.

Published: 6/20/2019

Composites-focused engineering, simulation services company launches in Germany
Simutence GmbH, a company started by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology graduates, offers custom simulation methods to composites manufacturers across end markets.

Published: 5/1/2019

Smarter, integrated data for ATL/AFP
More than helping to eliminate dry runs and costly errors, AFP/ATL software is beginning to benefit the whole product lifecycle through the interconnectedness of the digital thread.

Published: 4/29/2019

Reusable vacuum bags go digital
CAD-guided casting boosts precision, utility of reusable vacuum bags.

Published: 4/8/2019

Skeleton design enables more competitive composite autostructures
New approach combines thermoplastic pultrusions with injection overmolding in a two-step, 75-second process.

Published: 3/6/2019

Design engineering of tailored preforms
Tailored preforming has opened new doors in composites fabrication, but designing for it requires tools that understand and work with this complex process.

Published: 1/31/2019

Thermoplastic door a first for automotive composites
A team of automotive researchers are engaged in a four-year project with goals of building a lighter, 100% recyclable, carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic door.

Published: 1/18/2019

New Products: January 2019
CW’s roundup of new products for the composites industry – the past month has seen innovations from AnalySwift, BriskHeat, Granta Design, JETCAM, Kordsa, Starrett and Thermwood.