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Published: 5/14/2019

Measuring thermoplastic prepreg tape quality for part process control
Low-cost tests measuring dimensions, thermal behavior and consolidation predict CFRTP part quality

Published: 5/7/2019

Space: The next frontier and battleground
CW Editor-in-Chief Jeff Sloan reflects on the goals outlined leaders for space travel at the 35th Space Symposium – exploration, commercial travel and military defense among them – and the role of composites in the ve...

Published: 5/6/2019

Index shows modest expansion on production and supplier delivery activity
The Composites Business Index moved lower in March as backlogs contracted, resulting from slowing of the previous month’s new orders growth and increased production activity.

Published: 5/2/2019

Fusing waterjet, laser for efficiency in CFRP/CMC machining
Laser MicroJet technology offers high accuracy and speed without heat issues, burring or replacement of cutting tools.

Published: 4/30/2019

Ballistic panels protect school
A composites manufacturer has developed military-grade pultruded panels that are being used to protect schools in case of violent intruders.

Published: 2/18/2019

JEC World 2019 Preview
The JEC World trade show and conference, the largest composites event in the world, will be held at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, March 12-14, 2019.

Published: 2/11/2019

Composites recycling — no more excuses
Columnist Dale Brosius outlines six actionable levels of composites recycling that fabricators should follow.

Published: 1/24/2019

Plant tour: Meggitt San Diego, CA, US
This aerospace and defense fabricator upgrades to a larger facility and gets, in the process, a chance to rethink and optimize material, people and process flow. 

Published: 11/28/2018

Measuring temperature inside composites and bondlines
ThermoPulse sensors offer Industry 4.0 temperature measurement and digital cure cycle management for bonded composite repairs, laminates and more.

Published: 11/7/2018

Video: Manufacturing the Future With Composites
CAMX 2018 showcased a video giving attendees a glimpse of the future through the eyes of the composites industry and illustrating the way advanced materials are being used to improve our lives.