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Published: 5/1/2018

Worlds colliding — literally
CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan announces CompositesWorld’s Composites Overmolding conference, scheduled for June 13-14, in Novi, MI, US.

Published: 7/28/2017

Need for standardization in composites manufacturing
CW Talks is “on” and already proving to be well worth a listen. 

Published: 5/31/2017

Additive manufacturing and composites: An update
Additive manufacturing has only begun to tap the potential available in the composite industry.

Published: 4/27/2017

Process automation: A model response to Trumponomics and Brexit?
Offshoring can’t go on forever and a significant trend toward reshoring is probably inevitable .....

Published: 3/29/2017

Key takeaways from JEC World 2017
A quick read of the composites tea leaves after JEC World 2017.

Published: 2/24/2017

Autocomposites and the myth of $5/lb carbon fiber
The $5/lb line in the sand comes with a similar challenge that, ultimately, will determine the fate of carbon fiber in automotive: Manufacturability.

Published: 12/29/2016

Teijin acquires CSP: A safer growth choice?
Teijin’s presence in Auburn Hills is clearly another step into vertical integration of the supply chain.

Published: 11/30/2016

In the midst of a paradigm reconstruction in automotive materials
The effects of paradigm shifts in shared experience.

Published: 10/31/2016

Composite repair: Lessons learned, challenges and opportunities, Part II
In Part II, guest columnist Lou Dorworth says the wind and auto industries can learn much from the aerospace industry in this composites repair commentary.

Published: 10/3/2016

How do we integrate composite into the auto supply chain?
I am attending this week (Sept. 7-9) the Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE) Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE) in the Detroit suburb of Novi, MI, US.