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Published: 8/6/2019

Advancing additive manufacturing to exploit anisotropy
Anisoprint posits continuous fiber composites, not metals, as the material for optimized AM structures.

Published: 8/1/2019

Consumer electronics: hybrid composite covers
Study demonstrates feasibility of thermoplastic composites, high-speed production process.

Published: 7/31/2019

Highlights: Composites Convention 2019
Highlights from the Composites Convention 2019, June 12-13, in Stade, Germany, organized by CFK Valley e.V. and Carbon Composites e.V, and the German Aerospace Center’s 5th Colloquium on Production Technology, on May 15, in Augsburg.

Published: 7/30/2019

Injection-forming for high-performance, unitized thermoplastic structures
Combining braided tape, overmolding and form-locking, herone produces one-piece, high-torque gear-driveshaft as demonstrator for broad range of applications.

Published: 7/29/2019

Hyping the Hyperloop
A roundup of recent Hyperloop news including TUM’s Hyperloop Pod Competition win and  announcements from SpaceX and VirginOne Hyperloop.

Published: 7/26/2019

Magnetic 3D printing the next generation of tailored composites
Fortify uses magnetic fields and digital light processing to produce tailored microstructures for high-resolution, 3D printed composite parts — and enables the next generation of multiscale, multifunctional composite metamaterials.

Published: 7/10/2019

Combining plastics and composites for Class A parts without tools
Plastics Unlimited’s patented TEC process cuts secondary finishing and meets multiple demands for medium-volume parts.

Published: 7/3/2019

Acrylonitrile from biomass scales up
Affordable, sustainable, efficient manufacture of biomass-based acrylonitrile — the primary feedstock of carbon fiber production — is leaving the lab and entering the real world.

Published: 6/27/2019

Evolving AFP for the next generation
‘Aerospace quality at automotive pace’ is the mantra of the supply chain being developed for next-generation commercial aircraft. Automation is evolving to meet the challenge.

Published: 6/25/2019

2019 Paris Air Show: Highlights
The 2019 Paris Air Show may have lacked the glamour of a new aircraft program announcement, but the composites industry represented is clearly gearing up for next-generation aerospace manufacturing.