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Published: 10/30/2017

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

Published: 1/1/2019

Reflections on carbon fiber
Highlights from the December 2018 Carbon Fiber conference include industry leader predictions about commoditization of composites, next-generation aircraft and automotive.

Published: 12/1/2018

Cimarron advances micro-strain performance for cryogenic pressure tanks
Cimarron Composites (Huntsville, AL, US) has made a leap forward in all-composite cryogenic tank development: development of a carbon fiber-reinforced composite storage tank capable of 15,000 micro-strain performance while in a pressurized liqu...

Published: 12/1/2018

Innovation in SMC: A long history and great potential
Manufacturer’s representative Steve Brown reflects on the history of sheet molding compound (SMC) development and lessons he has learned from working with companies through the process.

Published: 12/1/2018

To boldly go . . .
In 50 years, how we will look back on this new age of corporation-led space flight?

Published: 11/16/2018

Boeing and Thermwood
The Boeing Co. (Chicago, IL, US) and Thermwood Corp. (Dale, IN, US) have employed additive manufacturing technology to produce a large, single-piece tool for the 777X program.

Published: 11/1/2018

Carbon fiber pickup box: A GM redux?
Didn’t GM release a truck with a composite pickup box years ago? The Pro-Tec box was molded in the same Huntington factory as the new CarbonPro version. So, what sets the new pickup box apart?

Published: 11/1/2018

Continuous Fiber Manufacturing blurs the line between 3D printing and AFP
Continuous fiber manufacturing (CFM) is a 3D printing/continuous fiber deposition process patented by moi composites.

Published: 11/1/2018

Filament winding, reinvented
Robots and digital technology deliver speed plus larger, more complex parts, while generative 3D winding obviates mandrels and waste for automotive applications.

Published: 10/8/2018

CAMX 2018: Exhibit previews
If you are headed to CAMX 2018 Oct. 15-18 in Dallas, TX, you can catch a glimpse of some of the products and technologies you are likely to find on the exhibit hall floor.