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Published: 11/8/2019

Composite insert as a structural reinforcement for A-pillars
A Porsche structural A-pillar reduces weight and increases strength with a hybrid part combining thermoplastic composites, steel and structural foam.

Published: 11/1/2019

3D printing continuous fiber on the desktop
Additive manufacturing technology company expands offerings to include high-performance composites.

Published: 10/25/2019

Carbon fiber/epoxy for automotive mass reduction, mass production
IACMI precompetitive research explores carbon fiber-reinforced prepreg, SMC with novel matrix for structural passenger-car applications.

Published: 10/21/2019

Keeping things moving with FRP
Two recent projects using fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) bridge decking material from Composite Advantage (Dayton, Ohio, U.S.) demonstrate the increasing role of composites in infrastructure.

Published: 9/25/2019

Fiberglass industrial fan manufacturer builds on tradition
Collaboration produces large diameter low noise application composite axial flow fan.

Published: 9/24/2019

Automated joining of hybrid metal-thermoplastic composite structures
The FlexHyJoin production cell combines surface structuring, induction and laser joining and NDT for automotive mass production.

Published: 8/26/2019

National Composites Week: Sustainability
As we celebrate National Composites Week, here are just a few of the many ways the composites industry is working toward a sustainable world.

Published: 7/26/2019

Magnetic 3D printing the next generation of tailored composites
Fortify uses magnetic fields and digital light processing to produce tailored microstructures for high-resolution, 3D printed composite parts — and enables the next generation of multiscale, multifunctional composite metamaterials.

Published: 7/18/2019

Decommissioned wind turbine blades used for cement co-processing
An initiative to recycle wind turbine blades includes the use of recycled glass fiber composites for cement manufacturing, replacing raw material and saving energy.

Published: 7/10/2019

Combining plastics and composites for Class A parts without tools
Plastics Unlimited’s patented TEC process cuts secondary finishing and meets multiple demands for medium-volume parts.