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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: 2/26/2016

Oil & gas: Will the composite riser rise again?
A new effort to develop a undersea pipe resets the long-term development course, again, toward an all-composite design for deepwater-capable oil and gas risers.

Published: 2/26/2016

GKN leads “STeM” program to successful conclusion
Technical achievements are credited to successful partner collaboration.

Published: 2/8/2016

Low-density SMC: Better living through chemistry
Proprietary sizing, special glass roving and microspheres strip 9 kilos of weight from Corvette body panels.

Published: 2/5/2016

“Smart tooling” cuts time and risk for complex unitized composite structures production
One-piece bladder tooling helps to actualize NASA/Boeing’s revolutionary fluted core design for next-gen cryogenic fuel tank skirt.

Published: 1/28/2016

Fiber patch preforms help tailor kiteboard performance
Automated means for laying fiber only where needed offers new potential to fine-tune torsional stiffness and flexibility to board and rider styles.

Published: 1/28/2016

NASA/Boeing composite launch vehicle fuel tank scores firsts
Subscale 5.5m-diameter cryogenic tank demonstrator with innovative fluted-core skirt is formed via robotic AFP and cured out of the autoclave.

Published: 6/1/2015

Out-of-autoclave processing: <1% void content?
Research sheds light on air and air-bubble behavior in OOA aerospace prepregs.

Published: 7/1/2014

Extending robotic NDT to aerospace certification
Automating current manual testing promises increased speed, reduced cost, earlier damage detection and more detailed analysis of damage growth.

Published: 12/31/2012

Pressurized Water-based mold temperature control comes to composites
HPC editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan details recent testing that gauged the comparative efficiency of electric, oil-based and water-based mold temperature control systems.