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Published: 4/4/2018

Composites at AeroDef 2018
Highlights from the Aerospace Defense Manufacturing Conference – AeroDef 2018 include new technologies for tooling, drilling/machining and inspection of advanced composites.

Published: 3/1/2018

NanoStitch update: 60-inch wide sheet, industrial capacity, dramatic test results
N12 Technologies adds second facility in Boston and capacity at UDRI in Ohio while amassing knowledge to prevent microcracking and delamination in applications from sporting goods to aerospace.

Published: 1/29/2018

3D-printed composite wind blades and aircraft, closer than you think
Orbital Composites’ patented coaxial extrusion process is investigated at Airbus subsidiary CTC GmbH Stade and spins off advances in speed, scale, materials and multifunctionality as it aims for very large structures.

Published: 1/26/2018

Overmolding as enabler for composites, aerospace to automotive
CCP Gransden can make 50 to 100,000 parts/yr economically viable using PEEK, PPS, PEI or PA.

Published: 12/21/2017

CAMX 2017: Highlights from the floor
3D printing and nanotechnology developments promise to cut time and cost in composite structures production while recycling and sustainability continue to grow in importance.

Published: 12/4/2017

BGF – US link to global composites high-tech
With >50 years in composites, this well-known US supplier is widening its portfolio of composites technologies into opportunities for integrated products and advanced manufacturing.

Published: 9/13/2017

Unitech Composites pylons take weight out of Black Hawks
Unitech Composites develops a new weapons-capable pylon for the US Army’s Special Ops Black Hawk, taking 270 lb out of the helicopter and expanding the craft’s versatility.

Published: 2/7/2017

Seriforge: A new paradigm for composite preforms
Silicon Valley startup aims to produce complex 3D carbon fiber preforms with z-axis reinforcement at mass production scale using automated processing lines.

Published: 2/1/2017

Watch highlights from the ACMA Composites Executive Forum
CW's Editor-in-Chief Jeff Sloan discusses highlights from the ACMA Composites Executive Forum that took place in January 2017 in Washington, DC.

Published: 1/26/2017

Hydraulic hybrids: Boosting fuel economy without batteries
Carbon fiber helps to lightweight hydraulic accumulators, increasing efficiency in hybrid vehicles and myriad other applications.