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Published: 4/23/2018

Flexible cure prepreg finds use in marine and wind
It’s almost time for the 2018 Tour de France — no, not that one with the bicycles, but the Tour de France à la Voile. Hexcel (Stamford, CT, US) composite materials have been used for the race’s trimaran the DIAM 24...

Published: 3/27/2018

Carbon fiber/epoxy in production boats
Scout Boats and now Hinckley Yachts showcase how demand for lighter, faster performance pushes materials and process change.

Published: 3/23/2018

Automated Preforming: Coriolis Composites
Pioneer in automated fiber placement (AFP) advances preforms for overmolded thermoplastic composites enabling production of one automotive part every 20 seconds.

Published: 3/7/2018

Five highlights from JEC World 2018
It’s not Spring without a trip to Paris, France for the JEC World 2018 composites conference. It’s become a very big show, and thus, offers some big announcements and some developing trends.

Published: 3/1/2018

NanoStitch update: 60-inch wide sheet, industrial capacity, dramatic test results
N12 Technologies adds second facility in Boston and capacity at UDRI in Ohio while amassing knowledge to prevent microcracking and delamination in applications from sporting goods to aerospace.

Published: 2/28/2018

iComposite 4.0 — cutting composites cost by 50%
An intelligent, integrated process using 3D fiber spraying, inline inspections/simulation and embedded RFID chips to cut scrap and rejections for structural HP-RTM epoxy parts.

Published: 2/27/2018

Sensors for monitoring resin infusion flow front and cure
InFactory Solutions commercializes technology to provide real-time resin impregnation and cure data across composite parts for zero-defect, intelligent process chains.

Published: 2/9/2018

Fiber Patch Placement at scale
SAMBA automated cells now offered in Step, Pro and Scale models, for 3D preforming dry fiber and prepreg at rates up to 15-100 kg/hr.

Published: 1/31/2018

SGL Group optimizes supply chain for composites
SGL’s takeover of former BENTELER and BMW JVs, plus sale of Kumpers JV, consolidates  the company’s CF activities while it broadens its composites technology portfolio.

Published: 1/29/2018

3D-printed composite wind blades and aircraft, closer than you think
Orbital Composites’ patented coaxial extrusion process is investigated at Airbus subsidiary CTC GmbH Stade and spins off advances in speed, scale, materials and multifunctionality as it aims for very large structures.