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Published: 9/28/2018

Making prepreg tape more accessible
Cygnet Texkimp’s new slitter-spooler offers economical production of high-quality tapes and vertical integration for manufacturers to access a much wider market.

Published: 9/24/2018

Sustainable, inline recycling of carbon fiber
Shocker Composites and R&M International are developing a supply chain for recycled CF with zero knockdown vs. virgin fiber, lower cost and, eventually, lengths delivering structural properties close to continuous fiber.

Published: 9/17/2018

Continuous Fiber Manufacturing (CFM) with moi composites
Continuous fiber 3D printing using epoxy, vinylester and acrylic with continuous glass, carbon, basalt and other fibers, including deposition along nonlinear curves, is only the beginning.

Published: 9/7/2018

Automated Preforming: Fill Gesellschaft
Fill automates preforming for 1-min cycle time overmolded thermoplastic automotive parts but supplies automation throughout aero- and autocomposites process chains.

Published: 9/1/2018

New horizons in welding thermoplastic composites
Latest developments in qualification, production and applications for aerospace and automotive.

Published: 8/23/2018

New composite material lowers temp of EV dashboard
Composites may have new function as phase change materials (PCMs) for managing electric vehicle temperature and range.

Published: 8/8/2018

Covestro establishes CFRTP as "a material class of its own"
Trademarked as Maezio, Covestro claims continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites “outperform metals,” offering advantages in aesthetics, lightweight and robust process flexibility.

Published: 7/12/2018

Molding in fasteners to CFRP parts
Placed into the mold prior to RTM, compression or injection molding/overmolding, this specially-shaped fastener enables composites to be fastened with standard methods used for metal parts.

Published: 6/29/2018

Generative design and continuous 3D fiber deposition
Generative design replicates nature’s evolutionary approach by combining artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing to provide thousands of solutions to one engineering problem.

Published: 5/30/2018

Ekoa TP, better than wood
Flax fiber/bio-thermoplastic composite provide look and feel of wood but higher properties, targeting $80 billion interiors market and, eventually, a wood replacement for construction.