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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.

Published: 12/7/2016

New process to make carbon fiber used in rocket nozzles receives patent
A professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville developed a new process to make carbon fiber that forms ablative rocket nozzles and heat shields.

Published: 11/16/2016

Video: Recap of Carbon Fiber 2016
Highlights of CompositesWorld's Carbon Fiber 2016 conference that took place in Scottsdale, AZ on Nov. 9-11.