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Published: 6/16/2019

Spirit AeroSystems debuts next-generation composite fuselage panel
The 18-by-12-foot (5.5-by-3.7-meter) demonstrator panel debuted at the Paris Air Show features integrated skin and stringers and offers substantial cost savings combined with strong performance attributes.

Published: 6/14/2019

SAERTEX provides material for 87.5-meter carbon fiber spar cap
The wind blade spar cap prototype, said to be the longest produced so far, was manufactured via vacuum infusion.

Published: 6/13/2019

Airbus Albatross features flapping wings made from composites
Airbus demonstrates first in-flight, flapping wing-tips that could revolutionize aircraft wing and wing box design.

Published: 5/31/2019

Alaka’i Technologies launches hydrogen-powered eVTOL
Skai is a composite, five-passenger aircraft built by an air mobility startup and co-designed by BMW’s design group.

Published: 5/30/2019

Innovate UK and IACMI composite competition now open
The U.K.-based competition will award funding for disruptive composite technologies. 

Published: 5/30/2019

WMG prototypes CFRP frame for Very Light Rail (VLR) demonstration vehicle
Braided thermoplastic composite frame enables lightweight, recyclability and high-volume manufacturing.

Published: 5/28/2019

Arris Composites raises funding for high-speed composites manufacturing
The new proprietary process is said to produce low-cost carbon fiber composites for aerospace, automotive and other industries.

Published: 5/28/2019

GM recognizes CSP, Teijin with Innovation Award
The companies were honored for the development and execution of the CarbonPro pickup box.

Published: 5/27/2019

DARPA presents TFF program for low-cost composites for defense
Results reviewed at SAMPE 2019 show new materials and side-by-side comparisons of thermoset, thermoplastic, HP-RTM and press-forming, including PtFS molding cell.

Published: 5/24/2019

Acrylonitrile market expected to grow due to carbon fiber demand
According to a recent market analysis report, increasing demand for carbon fiber will lead to significant growth in the acrylonitrile market over the next four years.