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Published: 4/23/2018

Flexible cure prepreg finds use in marine and wind
It’s almost time for the 2018 Tour de France — no, not that one with the bicycles, but the Tour de France à la Voile. Hexcel (Stamford, CT, US) composite materials have been used for the race’s trimaran the DIAM 24...

Published: 4/20/2018

New 3D-printed prosthetic leg features carbon fiber definitive socket
Additive manufactured thermoplastic carbon fiber definitive prosthetic socket allows for life cycle adjustments without weakening its structure

Published: 4/4/2018

Composites at AeroDef 2018
Highlights from the Aerospace Defense Manufacturing Conference – AeroDef 2018 include new technologies for tooling, drilling/machining and inspection of advanced composites.

Published: 3/29/2018

Biomimicry in 3D printing?
New rotational 3D printing method developed by Harvard researchers allows engineered composites to mimic nature.

Published: 3/27/2018

Carbon fiber/epoxy in production boats
Scout Boats and now Hinckley Yachts showcase how demand for lighter, faster performance pushes materials and process change.

Published: 3/23/2018

Automated Preforming: Coriolis Composites
Pioneer in automated fiber placement (AFP) advances preforms for overmolded thermoplastic composites enabling production of one automotive part every 20 seconds.

Published: 3/21/2018

Humanity Star satellite to begin early descent
Reflective carbon fiber satellite’s brief mission of “making people look up” will come to an end earlier than expected.

Published: 3/21/2018

Continuous fiber thermoplastics are smart for world’s largest appliance manufacturer
Haier uses Covestro CFRTP in Casarte line of “smart” air conditioners

Published: 3/20/2018

SAMPE Summit 18 Paris: An information-packed, one-day conference
SAMPE Europe staged a successful and well-attended gathering, dubbed Summit 18, at the Pullman Hotel Paris Tour Eiffel on March 5.

Published: 3/7/2018

Five highlights from JEC World 2018
It’s not Spring without a trip to Paris, France for the JEC World 2018 composites conference. It’s become a very big show, and thus, offers some big announcements and some developing trends.