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Published: 10/20/2017

Plant Tour: FiberCore Europe, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
From debond-proof bridges to cost-saving infrastructure rehab, InfraCore technology is establishing composites as the fourth major construction material.

Published: 9/29/2017

Rail line landmark restoration via pultrusion
Composites’ corrosion resistance ensures preservation.  

Published: 9/20/2017

Reconfigurable tooling: Revolutionizing composites manufacturing
Shape-changing molds eliminate tooling for large 3D panels while automated assembly fixtures go modular, using metrology to reduce cost and shimming.

Published: 9/5/2017

Five more exciting months in composites for 2017
As I write this column, we in the Northern Hemisphere are experiencing the “dog days of summer,” that period from early July until late August when outdoor temperatures and humidity are the highest, and, it seems, business activity is at...

Published: 8/31/2017

CAMX 2017 exhibit preview
ACMA and SAMPE’s fourth CAMX will be the largest composites trade show in the composites industry’s largest market. Held in Orlando, FL, this year, it promises an even more robust exhibition and conference program.   

Published: 7/28/2017

CAMX 2017 show preview
At North America’s premier composites conference and exhibition, the business at hand is definitely not business as usual. 

Published: 7/26/2017

CAMX 2017 preview: NSF Center for Integration of Composites into Infrastructure
The NSF Center for Integration of Composites into Infrastructure (CICI) at West Virginia University (WVU, Morgantown, WV, US) is emphasizing its advanced fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites and techniques for rapid repair, upgrading, reha...

Published: 7/24/2017

CAMX 2017 preview: Matrix Composites
Matrix Composites Inc. (Rockledge, FL, US), a designer and manufacturer of a range of high-performance composite components and assemblies, is emphasizing its design, development, tooling, fabrication, testing and integration services...

Published: 6/28/2017

Unweighting a crane to increase payload limit
Rethinking a crane stinger with carbon fiber for a more “uplifting experience.”

Published: 6/27/2017

Composite musings
How do we generate pull from consumers rather than depend on push through builders and contractors?