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Published: 1/24/2020

Composites Index ends year on production boost
The Composites Index for December 2019 was 49.2, indicating expanding production offset by a contrac

Published: 1/14/2020

The markets: Industrial applications (2020)
A number of manufacturers in the composites industry have relatively quietly carved out a lucrative and growing share in the market for brackets, fixtures, ductwork, pallets, and other often hidden and typically less newsworthy parts that neverthele...

Published: 1/6/2020

Composites 2020: A multitude of markets
Going into 2020, factors influencing composites manufacturing include robotics and automation, out-of-autoclave processes, thermoplastic composites, Composites 4.0 and additive manufacturing.

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: 12/18/2019

The R&D we don't see
Shedding light on unrecognized composites manufacturing innovation.

Published: 12/17/2019

Composites Index improves on employment, new orders
The Composites Index moved higher in November with a reading of 49.4.

Published: 12/9/2019

Composites Index contracts on weak exports
The Composites Index experienced further contraction in business activity in October, with a reading of 48.3, led by steep contraction in export orders. 

Published: 12/6/2019

Connecting composites to steel
Hyconnect combines glass and steel fibers with welding to lightweight structures.

Published: 12/5/2019

3D printed composites with 60% fiber, less than 1% voids
9T Labs advances continuous carbon fiber 3D printing for industrial series structural components.

Published: 12/3/2019

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