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Published: 4/17/2018

Multi-material shipping container for pharmaceuticals
This past week, CW was made aware of a new, high-tech and multi-material unit load device (ULD) shipping container solution from an innovative container company called Smart Containers Group (Zurich, Switzerland).

Published: 4/12/2018

So, you want to overmold
If so, CompositesWorld is hosting, June 13-14, the Composites Overmolding conference, to explore the software, materials and processes being used to combine continuous fiber composites with overmolded thermoplastics.

Published: 3/29/2018

Biomimicry in 3D printing?
New rotational 3D printing method developed by Harvard researchers allows engineered composites to mimic nature.

Published: 3/23/2018

Automated Preforming: Coriolis Composites
Pioneer in automated fiber placement (AFP) advances preforms for overmolded thermoplastic composites enabling production of one automotive part every 20 seconds.

Published: 3/21/2018

Continuous fiber thermoplastics are smart for world’s largest appliance manufacturer
Haier uses Covestro CFRTP in Casarte line of “smart” air conditioners

Published: 3/15/2018

Lehvoss partners with Liverea Yacht to build 3D printed sailboat
World’s first 3D printed yacht to compete in the 2019 Mini-Transat solo transatlantic yacht race.

Published: 2/20/2018

Airborne, Siemens and SABIC partner to mass produce thermoplastic composites
Flexible, automated production lines, featuring radically low conversion costs, aimed at millions of parts/yr — CW’s interview with all three companies.

Published: 2/12/2018

Carbon Fibre Preforms for low-cost and zero waste
Chopped fiber preforms in seconds, 1200°C burn resistance for hours, low-cost CFRP to replace metals

Published: 2/6/2018

3D printing for a Bonneville run
As a former (amateur vintage) racer myself, I appreciate all things motorsports. CRP USA LLC (Mooresville, NC, US), the maker of Windform SLS 3D printing materials as well as provider of custom additive manufacturing and machining services, sen...

Published: 1/31/2018

SGL Group optimizes supply chain for composites
SGL’s takeover of former BENTELER and BMW JVs, plus sale of Kumpers JV, consolidates  the company’s CF activities while it broadens its composites technology portfolio.