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Published: 1/8/2020

The markets: Automotive (2020)
As the global auto industry hurtles toward its confrontation with US fuel economy and European Union (EU) emissions standards in 2017, the pressure built to find more radical solutions to lightweighting.

Published: 1/7/2020

The markets: Aerospace (2020)
With the 737 MAX grounded, the global aerospace supply chain was thrown into disarray in 2019. Still, several new programs on the horizon portend increasing composites use in commercial aerostructures for coming decades.

Published: 1/3/2020

Continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites enable wheel blade for all-electric SUV
Covestro’s Maezio continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composites are being used in the production of a wheel blade for NIO’s all-electric SUV.

Published: 1/2/2020

One-piece, one-cure, infused carbon fiber wheel is ready to roll
ESE Carbon Co.’s new carbon fiber wheel uses tailored fiber placement and custom presses to minimize waste and improve scalability.

Published: 1/1/2020

Demand for longer sprayer boom arms enables composites in agricultural equipment
Shift from steel to carbon fiber/glass fiber composites extends sprayer boom arm width, lowers weight, reduces cost and enhances productivity.

Published: 12/31/2019

CW's top 10 articles of 2019
It’s time to reflect upon the trends and innovations seen in the composites industry over the past year and contemplate what might be ahead in 2020.

Published: 12/30/2019

Plant Tour: Holland Composites, Lelystad, Netherlands
Balancing performance with affordable production, this industry veteran continues to explore composites’ infinite possibilities.

Published: 12/20/2019

IACMI: Driving innovation in the advanced composites industry
Since its start in 2015, the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has come a long way in its mission of advancing composites innovation. CTO Uday Vaidya reflects on the past five years.

Published: 12/19/2019

Overmolded hybrid parts open new composites markets
A process that combines continuous carbon fiber-reinforced PAEK with chopped fiber/PEEK overmolding is making inroads in the aerospace market. Parts that previously could not be produced cost-effectively from composites can now be made at less cost ...

Published: 12/10/2019

Scottish rocket facility unveils advanced materials production methods
Orbex offered a peek into its Scotland-based rocket facility, unveiling its carbon fiber winding equipment and 3D printed single piece rocket engines, as well as its new Mission Control Centre.