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Published: 8/8/2018

Covestro establishes CFRTP as "a material class of its own"
Trademarked as Maezio, Covestro claims continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites “outperform metals,” offering advantages in aesthetics, lightweight and robust process flexibility.

Published: 8/6/2018

Finally: Proposed legislation promotes composites for infrastructure
ACMA has announced that Congress has introduced new legislation to encourage research and deployment of innovative construction techniques and materials in infrastructure.

Published: 7/2/2018

An under-appreciated industrial application
A humble industrial application, manholes and trench access covers, has turned out to be a successful venture for composite manhole supplier Fibrelite.

Published: 6/29/2018

Generative design and continuous 3D fiber deposition
Generative design replicates nature’s evolutionary approach by combining artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing to provide thousands of solutions to one engineering problem.

Published: 6/28/2018

Composites Pavilion at AIA 2018
New composite products for architecture/construction and student designs innovate how composites can be used.

Published: 6/25/2018

Serving pultrusion customers in the digital age
Thanks to composites and robust engineering design, the life expectancy of two FRP footbridges in Scotland is expected to be more than 60 years.

Published: 5/30/2018

Ekoa TP, better than wood
Flax fiber/bio-thermoplastic composite provide look and feel of wood but higher properties, targeting $80 billion interiors market and, eventually, a wood replacement for construction.

Published: 5/25/2018

Swedish multi-sectorial innovation network aims for a lighter tomorrow
The LIGHTer network works to coordinate what is happening in research, development, technology and competence development in Swedish industry.

Published: 5/23/2018

Arevo in 2018: Industrialized production of continuous fiber 3D-printed parts
With new CEO and $12.5 million in B-series financing, Arevo will have eight direct energy deposition (DED) cells attacking its parts production backlog by year-end.

Published: 3/20/2018

SAMPE Summit 18 Paris: An information-packed, one-day conference
SAMPE Europe staged a successful and well-attended gathering, dubbed Summit 18, at the Pullman Hotel Paris Tour Eiffel on March 5.