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Published: 5/27/2019

DARPA presents TFF program for low-cost composites for defense
Results reviewed at SAMPE 2019 show new materials and side-by-side comparisons of thermoset, thermoplastic, HP-RTM and press-forming, including PtFS molding cell.

Published: 5/20/2019

Century Tool expands large composites mold capacity
The company’s new horizontal milling machine is reportedly capable of producing larger molds for compression molding a variety of composite materials.

Published: 4/19/2019

IACMI to host two-day SMC workshop
The “SMC 101: From What to Why” workshop, led by industry leader Jim Plaunt, will take place at IACMI SURF from August 21-22, 2019.

Published: 4/3/2019

Rockwood Composites to partner with HAECO on aircraft seating
New compression molded modular seat surround is said to provide the feel of a first-class seat at a much lower cost.

Published: 4/1/2019

People in Composites – March 2019
CW’s monthly roundup of people news in the composites industry.

Published: 3/27/2019

Hexcel molding compound enables high-volume, zero-waste process
The company’s HexMC-i 2000 high-performance molding compound has been used to produce a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) transmission crossmember using a zero-waste process well-suited for high-volume manufacture. 

Published: 3/22/2019

Century Tool expands compression molding capability to include bathtubs, spas
Century Tool and Gage will now offer compression molds for bathtubs, showers, spas and other large composite structures for the home.

Published: 3/18/2019

Fiberject process achieves 3D thermoplastic cosmetic carbon parts
Mubea Carbo Tech develops manufacturing of complex-shaped, fully integrated and high-accuracy cosmetic CFRP components for high volumes using a thermoplastic matrix.

Published: 3/15/2019

Composites One and IACMI to host two-day workshop
The workshop, called “the Evolution of Composites,” will be held March 20-21 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., U.S.

Published: 2/15/2019

FACC receives STC approval for its Passenger Luggage Space Upgrade program
The glass fiber-reinforced composite overhead stowage bins are said to increase space while reducing weight by up to 67 percent.