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Published: 3/31/2020

Composites in the race to space
Advanced materials use in current and upcoming NASA missions.

Published: 1/30/2020

Plant Tour: RUAG Space, Decatur, Alabama, U.S.
Out-of-autoclave composites manufacturing facility comes of age with first U.S.-made composite structures for the Atlas V launcher, and qualification parts for the Vulcan.

Published: 1/10/2020

The markets: Civil infrastructure (2020)
Aging infrastructure continues to offer a potentially huge market for composite materials. According to a 2019 report from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, more than 47,000 bridges in the U.S. are in poor condition and in n...

Published: 1/9/2020

The markets: Boatbuilding and marine (2020)
In the boatbuilding and marine markets, the increasing size and number of outboards per boat is driving the need for reduced weight in composite hulls and decks.

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: 12/4/2019

Composite deck reduces river ship draft
SAERTEX worked with shipbuilder Neptun Werft to build a composite superstructure to cut weight 45% vs. steel in a river cruiser.

Published: 12/3/2019

Removing barriers to lightweighting ships with composites
EU consortia propel large demonstrators, new technology and affordable certification.

Published: 11/8/2019

Composite insert as a structural reinforcement for A-pillars
A Porsche structural A-pillar reduces weight and increases strength with a hybrid part combining thermoplastic composites, steel and structural foam.

Published: 8/29/2019

Protecting those who protect us
Core Composites unveils all-composite military shelter.

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.