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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: 4/14/2017

Collaboration produces winning paddleboard
Design, and design for manufacturability, come together in this racing SUP for one-off and serial production.

Published: 4/11/2017

Curved pultrusion? No longer an oxymoron
Radius-Pultrusion process offers linear or curved profiles.

Published: 4/8/2016

Carbon fiber meets simulation in ultralight bike frame
Rolo Bikes wanted to design a bicycle frame with carbon fiber in mind, and it wanted test it in the virtual world.

Published: 1/29/2016

Alternative precursor R&D: Lignin in the lightweighting limelight
This abundant, renewable resource shows promise as an alternative to PAN for low-cost, functional carbon fibers.

Published: 1/28/2016

Fiber patch preforms help tailor kiteboard performance
Automated means for laying fiber only where needed offers new potential to fine-tune torsional stiffness and flexibility to board and rider styles.

Published: 10/1/2013

Maximum thrills: Minimal tools
Water slide manufacturer’s disastrous fire loss opens door to a closed molding process that reduces the number — and cost — of production molds, promising future gain.

Published: 12/31/2012

An impec-able bike frame: Handmade by machine
Long on technology firsts, this optimized, automated manufacturing process produces nothing short of the “perfect” bike frame.

Published: 12/31/2012

Bi-angle fabrics find first commercial application
Bicycle manufacturer sees dramatic productivity gains using unbalanced fabrics conceived at Stanford University and manufactured by Chomarat.

Published: 8/1/2012

Composites as costume: Manga masterpieces
Sophisticated design meets composite materials and manufacturing in cosplay application.