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Published: 10/20/2017

Armor Update: Reinforced elastomeric composite blast barrier
A new, flexible, lightweight, portable debris shield holds promise for protecting building occupants in military zones.

Published: 1/23/2017

Automating NDT for CFRP aerostructures
Robotic laser shearography enables 100% inspection of complex, flight-critical composite structures.

Published: 4/1/2016

Large portable antenna goes lightweight with conductive composites
CFRP matches metal performance at one-third the weight thanks to innovative materials and precision manufacturing.

Published: 1/29/2016

Alternative precursor R&D: Lignin in the lightweighting limelight
This abundant, renewable resource shows promise as an alternative to PAN for low-cost, functional carbon fibers.

Published: 1/6/2015

Dark knights: Sleek trimarans surveil the seas
Epoxy-infused patrol boats outperform less nimble and more costly conventional naval craft.

Published: 5/1/2013

Building a better tail boom
Out-of-autoclave carbon fiber/thermoplastic demonstrator is a 30 percent lighter drop-in replacement for an existing aluminum design.

Published: 2/1/2012

Composite solutions: Cutting cost of nuclear-powered subs
Composite-for-metal substitutions cut expense, boost production for Virginia-class submarine program.

Published: 9/1/2011

Composite propeller for Royal Navy minehunter
Composite-for-metal replacement brings multiple benefits.

Published: 8/1/2011

Re-inventing the RHIB: Shock Mitigation
The U.S. Navy’s search for a lighter, load-absorbing rigid-hulled inflatable boat may end with this unconventional design.

Published: 5/2/2011

Carrier-capable, all-composite external fuel tank
Legacy product positions builder for a shot at an F-35 contract.