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Published: 11/18/2019

Technical University of Munich researchers explore using algae to make carbon fiber
The process uses algae to convert CO2 from the atmosphere and manufacturing exhaust into algae oil, which is then used to produce polyacrylonitrile (PAN) carbon fiber precursor. 

Published: 11/13/2019

The challenge of identifying test procedures for recycled carbon fiber composites
With growing use of recycled carbon fiber composites, the identification of mechanical testing procedures for rCF becomes increasingly important … and challenging.

Published: 11/11/2019

Prepreg cutting system reduces waste, speeds assembly of Swiss business jet
Swiss aircraft manufacturer cites years of Zünd digital cutting systems as part of the success story for several iterations of commercial aircraft.

Published: 11/6/2019

Tuning the running shoe
Continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites enable high-performance athletic shoe components.

Published: 11/4/2019

Podcast: John McQuillam, Prodrive Composites
Prodrive Composite chief engineer John McQuillam discusses the company’s primary to tertiary (P2T) carbon fiber composite recycling process.

Published: 11/1/2019

3D printing continuous fiber on the desktop
Additive manufacturing technology company expands offerings to include high-performance composites.

Published: 10/28/2019

Highlights: Future of Thermoplastics Composites Conference, TPRC
The ThermoPlastic composites Research Center celebrates its 10th anniversary by looking forward to the growth in thermoplastic composite applications.

Published: 10/25/2019

Carbon fiber/epoxy for automotive mass reduction, mass production
IACMI precompetitive research explores carbon fiber-reinforced prepreg, SMC with novel matrix for structural passenger-car applications.

Published: 10/1/2019

Into the Hyperloop
The role of composites in the fifth mode of transport.

Published: 9/30/2019

Addcomposites' virtual demo on how to make an AFP composite laminate
Readers are walked through how to program and operate the AFP-XS plug and play system.