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Published: 4/23/2019

The still-promised potential of basalt fiber composites
Although the long-anticipated market surge in basalt fiber-reinforced polymer composites remains largely in the future, basalt fiber manufacturers are making headway over the technical and market hurdles toward large-scale application.

Published: 4/9/2019

Carbon fiber guide dog handle improves coordination and comfort
Refitech was a finalist in the JEC 2019 Innovation Awards for a carbon-fiber guide dog handle that it produced for the Royal Dutch Guide Dog Foundation (KNGF).

Published: 3/6/2019

Design engineering of tailored preforms
Tailored preforming has opened new doors in composites fabrication, but designing for it requires tools that understand and work with this complex process.

Published: 2/26/2019

Combining materials for better bicycles
Bicycle manufacturer HIA Velo combines composite materials to make its products more durable.

Published: 2/18/2019

JEC World 2019 Preview
The JEC World trade show and conference, the largest composites event in the world, will be held at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, March 12-14, 2019.

Published: 2/11/2019

Composites recycling — no more excuses
Columnist Dale Brosius outlines six actionable levels of composites recycling that fabricators should follow.

Published: 2/7/2019

Making better composite bikes, Part 2
My latest blog, about HIA Velo bicycles, concerned the use of high molecular weight polypropylene (HMWPP) combined with carbon fiber for more durable bicycle frames. But there’s more to cover on this topic: bicycle rims (wheels) that combine c...

Published: 1/15/2019

Making better composite bikes in Arkansas
Bicycle manufacturer HIA Velo (Little Rock, AR, US), maker of carbon fiber bikes, is using a combination of composite materials to make their products more durable.

Published: 12/12/2018

The democratization of composites
China as springboard to push adoption of thermoplastic composites and revolutionize consumer goods.

Published: 10/24/2018

CAMX Show Daily available for download
All three issues of the 2018 CAMX Show Daily are available to read online or for download.