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Published: 3/7/2019

Recycled thermoplastic composites for production
Multi-year R&D at ThermoPlastic composites Applications Center (TPAC), TenCate and Clean Sky 2 demonstrate economic advantage of serial production using recycled materials.

Published: 3/6/2019

Design engineering of tailored preforms
Tailored preforming has opened new doors in composites fabrication, but designing for it requires tools that understand and work with this complex process.

Published: 3/4/2019

Thermoplastic overmolded thermosets, 2-minute cycle, one cell
Adhesive-free, functionalized hybrid composites enabled by industry-first, integrated molding cell.

Published: 2/11/2019

Composites recycling — no more excuses
Columnist Dale Brosius outlines six actionable levels of composites recycling that fabricators should follow.

Published: 2/4/2019

Carbon fiber will enable air taxi eVTOLs
Aircraft and autos have indeed faced CFRP production woes, but new tech opens door for both.

Published: 2/1/2019

Withstanding fire without the weight
New composites meet stringent fire requirements while lightweighting ships, rail cars and battery boxes for electric cars and planes.

Published: 1/30/2019

Proving performance in EV powertrains
Simulation-driven development replaces aluminum with thermoplastic composites in gearbox housing.

Published: 1/24/2019

Plant tour: Meggitt San Diego, CA, US
This aerospace and defense fabricator upgrades to a larger facility and gets, in the process, a chance to rethink and optimize material, people and process flow. 

Published: 1/8/2019

Future automotive is collaborative, digital and smart using composites
According to Swedish startup Uniti, “The era of heavy, costly and unsustainable is coming to an end.”

Published: 1/3/2019

CW's top 10 posts of 2018
The top 10 most viewed articles on the CompositesWorld website in 2018.