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Published: 5/29/2020

Composites speed concrete facade fabrication
The 45-story One South First building, on the 11-acre Domino Park campus in Brooklyn, N.Y., features a geometrically complex concrete facade made, in part, with composite molds fabricated using large-format additive manufacturing.

Published: 5/13/2020

Revolutionizing the composites cost paradigm, Part 2: Forming
Boeing-led parts trials explore infusion, compression molding and thermoplastics, offering lessons and supply chain options to better compete with aluminum.

Published: 5/8/2020

RAPM development with PtFS
Boeing-led program explores rapid part cycles using automated, 180-channel thermal control molding cell for infusion, thermoset prepreg and thermoplastic composites.

Published: 4/10/2020

3D printing large composite molds with a 5-axis CNC machine
Hungarian manufacturer uses CEAD Robot Extruder to cut composite tooling time and cost.

Published: 4/8/2020

Download the Tooling Content Collection
Presented by Composites One, this downloadable collection compiles our top stories on innovations in composite tooling, from new materials to design software and more.

Published: 2/12/2020

DYNAPIXEL: automated, reconfigurable molds
CAD-driven system cuts time for design iterations, enables cost-effective customized jigs and molded parts.

Published: 1/29/2020

Composites enable novel flying speedboat
Candela Boats’ Seven speedboat combines all-electric propulsion with precision foiling in a design made possible by creative composites engineering.

Published: 12/30/2019

Plant Tour: Holland Composites, Lelystad, Netherlands
Balancing performance with affordable production, this industry veteran continues to explore composites’ infinite possibilities.

Published: 10/17/2019

Composites 4.0: digital assistants, edge computing and the future of smart factories
Plataine reviews developments and discusses where composites manufacturing is headed.

Published: 7/2/2019

Cutting the cost and time of tooling for composites
New 360 material achieves CFRP/Invar tool performance with less investment.