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Published: 3/22/2018

Fast and Faster: Rapid-cure resins drive down cycle times
New systems include sub-1-minute cures ideal for higher automotive production volumes.

Published: 1/4/2018

Floating turbines promise off-grid power sources
A novel hybrid floating wind turbine/offshore oil platform concept exemplifies the potential for composites to enable emission-free supply of power in remote locations.

Published: 11/15/2017

Improving one-piece aerostructures by automating preforming
IAI’s fully automated “one-shot” RTM production line cuts helicopter seat cost 30% vs. hand layup prepreg.

Published: 9/29/2017

Rotomolded cores: New options for sandwich composites
Permanent or removable, these hollow thermoplastic cores broaden industry offerings.  

Published: 7/12/2017

Variable-axial composites open path to lighter composite structures
CFRP recurve bow riser demonstrates design and manufacturing approach with potential to cut weight vs. aluminum by 50-75% while increasing strength and stiffness.

Published: 7/12/2017

Fiber-metal laminates in the spotlight
Interest in FMLs is growing again as aeroengineers search for lightweight solutions adaptable to new narrowbody commercial aircraft.

Published: 6/8/2017

RTM-based redesign advances safety for one-of-a-kind wind tunnel
Glass fiber and honeycomb spacers between compressor blades get upgraded to a higher factor of safety with less weight using solid carbon fiber and RTM.

Published: 5/16/2017

3D TPC structural preforming process lightens car doors in volume process
Automated cell manufactures and pre-impregnates continuous-fiber 3D preforms for injection/compression overmolding of parts with complex shapes, and tailored structural properties.

Published: 5/10/2017

Composite submersibles: Under pressure in deep, deep waters
Manned deepsea exploration calls for a highly engineered composites solution that saves weight and preserves life — at 6,500-psi service pressure.

Published: 5/9/2017

Polyurethane’s processing speed, properties enable bigger blades
Decade-long development effort reaches key wind energy cost-reduction milestone using epoxy-besting infusion resin.