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Published: 3/3/2016

First 3D woven composite for NASA thermal protection systems
A NASA-led team develops 3D woven quartz preform, hybrid process to infuse it with cyanate ester resin (0.5% voids) and achieves TRL5 in three years to replace CF/phenolic in the Orion spacecraft’s compression pads.

Published: 2/24/2016

Carbures: Conquering the world for composites
This global Tier 2 supplier produced 39,322 parts for Airbus in 2015, has sold seven RMCP machines to China capable of 40,000-75,000 composite auto parts/yr and is completing a study on opportunities for composites in oil and gas applications in Mex...

Published: 2/4/2016

February supplement: Out-of-autoclave processing for aero use
We here at CW put together a supplement published with the February issue of the regular magazine that focuses on the technologies, tools and materials being used today in out-of-autoclave (OOA) processing for aerocomposites.

Published: 1/8/2016

Top composites blog articles of 2015
Blog articles about additive manufacturing, 777X composite wings and colored carbon fiber all generated your interest in 2015.

Published: 8/26/2015

Automated preform process boosts properties and cuts cycle time
Fiber Patch Placement (FPP) achieves optimized fiber orientation for up to 150% increase in stiffness and reduced cycle time, weight and material waste.

Published: 6/25/2015

Engel: Full speed ahead on composites R&D
CW attended the Engel Symposium 2015 and visited its Technology Center for Lightweight Composites in St. Valentin, Austria.

Published: 2/9/2015

Donauwörth as composites pioneer
Airbus Helicopter Germany produces composite primary structure for 30+ years, first all-composite doors for A350 XWB and latest “kinked” composite blades for new “quiet” rotorcraft.

Published: 11/13/2014

Connora Technologies makes epoxy truly recyclable
Recyclamine hardener turns thermoset to thermoplastic and offers ability to design composites to be recyclable from the start.

Published: 9/9/2014

Leichtbau ist hybridbau
Integrating multiple materials and functions for lightweight construction in the German automotive industry.

Published: 4/15/2014

License to speed for composites manufacturing
RocTool pushes composites into new markets with its high-speed induction heating technology for molding.