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Published: 2/23/2018

Composites give shape to new passenger bus
The VDL Bus & Coach Citea bus features composite structures fabricated using a vacuum expansion process (VEX) with specially formulated foaming resin compounds supplied by BÜFA Composite Systems.

Published: 12/12/2017

Carbon Fiber 2017 final highlights
Applications and enabling technologies for carbon fiber promise new market penetration – challenges notwithstanding.

Published: 11/1/2017

SGL offers high-performance organosheet and thermoplastics for overmolding
“Thermoplastic toolbox” includes LFT, UD tapes, woven semi-finished sheets and carbon/glass hybrids in PA and polyolefins for automotive and other high-volume applications.

Published: 8/5/2017

Superbeam: Steel and carbon fiber work together to revolutionize structural elements
New approach to CFRP-strengthened steel beams increases load capacity by >75%, enabling dramatic downsizing while maintaining traditional bolted and welded attachments.

Published: 7/13/2017

Center for mass production of lightweight composites
German R&D center brings together 8 institutes and more than 80 companies from 120 countries to help industrialize composite parts production.

Published: 6/22/2017

Automated Preforming — Quilted Stratum Process (QSP)
CW’s tour of CETIM (Nantes, France) and the QSP line which preforms multi-thickness thermoplastic materials in 40-90 seconds for composite parts with cycle times of 1-2 minutes.

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: 12/6/2016

Reversibly crosslinking thermoset-thermoplastic hybrid polymers
Evonik’s new system delivers crosslinked performance of epoxies below 100°C, processing benefits of thermoplastics above 170°C.

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.