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Published: 1/29/2018

I want to say two words to you: “Thermoplastic tapes”
Thermoplastic tapes are not new to composites, but they soon will join the primary aerostructures material palette and could be their future.

Published: 12/20/2017

Where the art and science of braiding meet
A&P has made a name for itself as a braider, but the depth and breadth of its technical aptitude comes into sharp focus with a peek behind usually closed doors.

Published: 11/30/2017

Carbon-Kevlar hybrid redefines the hinge
Composite design outperforms comparable stainless steel at same price.  

Published: 11/13/2017

Plant tour: Diamond Aircraft Austria, Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Composites use among general aviation manufacturers is are far from unusual, but none apply them quite like this airframer does.

Published: 10/30/2017

CFRP bests steel in precision ball joints
Near-zero backlash in bearings and automation components.  

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: 10/18/2017

Composites and Industry 4.0: Where are we?
As the tide of the Fourth Industrial Revolution rolls in, how will composite manufacturers ride the wave?

Published: 9/1/2017

Composites comfort wheelchair travelers
Long carbon fiber thermoplastics replace aluminum in more forgiving front casters. 

Published: 8/18/2017

CAMX 2017 preview: A. Schulman
A. Schulman Inc. (Fairlawn, OH, US) is introducing its new Quantum LYTEX SF series of styrene-free, epoxy-based sheet molding compounds

Published: 8/8/2017

Plant Tour: Fraunhofer ICT, Pfinztal, Germany
This wide-ranging research center works with government and industry to develop the best of polymer composite processing, across a range of technologies.