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Published: 7/12/2018

Molding in fasteners to CFRP parts
Placed into the mold prior to RTM, compression or injection molding/overmolding, this specially-shaped fastener enables composites to be fastened with standard methods used for metal parts.

Published: 7/9/2018

It’s time to plan your Wisconsin trip: Oshkosh 2018 is coming
The annual EAA AirVenture event is an air show/aircraft exhibition/trade show/learning opportunity/history lesson/concert venue/giant campout/Wisconsin bratfest and more. As in past years, composites industry expert and CW contributor Russ Eman...

Published: 6/29/2018

Generative design and continuous 3D fiber deposition
Generative design replicates nature’s evolutionary approach by combining artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing to provide thousands of solutions to one engineering problem.

Published: 6/27/2018

Slitting and kitting with Web Industries
CW Talks: The Composites Podcast catches up with Web Industrie’s Manish Patel and Ashley Graeber to talk tape slitting, kitting and cutting and more.

Published: 6/17/2018

Still working toward electric aircraft
A lot of research effort continues on electric propulsion for aircraft; many programs are aimed at developing viable battery-electric or solar propulsion for smaller aircraft. 

Published: 6/12/2018

Building an aircraft without molds or fasteners?
MTorres has a concept (TRL 6) with which aircraft will be built with minimal hand labor, without typical molds, without metallic fasteners, and without typical stringers as they are used today.

Published: 5/28/2018

This foiling racer is crazy fast thanks to composites
The Exocet racer’s hull and its foils, designed via computer model, are fabricated using hand layup and resin infusion methods, respectively, with PRO-SET epoxy.

Published: 5/23/2018

Arevo in 2018: Industrialized production of continuous fiber 3D-printed parts
With new CEO and $12.5 million in B-series financing, Arevo will have eight direct energy deposition (DED) cells attacking its parts production backlog by year-end.

Published: 5/13/2018

Getting carbon fiber cost down
4M Carbon Fiber Corp. says its objective is to demonstrate that standard modulus carbon fiber can be made from textile grade PAN precursor using significantly less energy and in less than half the processing time, thus cutting carbon fiber manufactu...

Published: 5/11/2018

3D printing composites with continuous fiber
New composite manufacturing technology for multimaterial, multifunctional composite structures.