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Published: 1/29/2018

Hybrid composite struts reduce vehicle weight, improve handling
Pultruded carbon/glass fiber composite underbody stiffeners move into medium-volume Mercedes-AMG production vehicles.  

Published: 1/29/2018

Carbon/glass spar cap enables world’s longest wind blade
LM Wind Power goes long with a resin-infused hybrid carbon composite strategy.   

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: 11/16/2017

Large, Class A parts every 60-150 seconds
Romeo RIM advances long fiber injection process efficiency for lighter, lower-cost composite parts.

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: 11/13/2017

Simplifying the solar panel with composites
Replacing glass and aluminum with a polymer/cored polymer composite laminate ups panel durability at reduced weight.

Published: 9/18/2017

SMC + D-LFT: A hybrid box for the Gen 2 Ridgeline
D-LFT optimizes vertical component functionality while first use of weatherable SMC eliminates paint, reduces mass and stands up to tough-duty use.

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.