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Published: 3/17/2016

The fiber
The structural properties of composite materials are derived primarily from the fiber reinforcement. Fiber types, their manufacture, their uses and the end-market applications in which they find most use are described.

Published: 3/17/2016

Composites: Materials and processes
High strength at low weight remain the winning combination that propels composite materials into new arenas, but other properties are equally important. This article outlines the case for composites and introduces SourceBook's overview of the ma...

Published: 2/29/2016

Wind energy scores record gains in 2015
The numbers from 2015 continue to roll in, adding to 2015’s status as a stellar year for composites as an enabling technology in the energy market.

Published: 2/29/2016

IACMI starts to hit its stride
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI, Knoxville, TN, US) held its second membership meeting in Detroit, MI, US, Jan. 13-14, to coincide with the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

Published: 9/30/2015

Brazil #1 in South American wind energy market
GE Wind Energy (Fairfleld, CT, US) will soon supply 156 wind turbines (worth about US$427 million) to Brazilian renewable energy developer Casa dos Ventos Energias Renovaveis SA, for its Ventos do Araripe III wind complex, scheduled to begin commerc...

Published: 9/30/2015

US wind energy: Offshore promise remains unfulfilled, onshore strong
On the occasion of the laying of the first foundation for the first turbine in the first-ever offshore wind farm in the US, located three miles southeast of Block Island, RI, US (5 turbines, 30 MW, expected online in 2016), an article published...

Published: 9/30/2015

European 2015 offshore wind mid-year growth tops previous full-year record
According to the European Wind Energy Assn.’s (EWEA, Brussels, Belgium) mid-year report, “The European Offshore Wind Industry — Key trends and Statistics, 1st Half 2015,” wind farm operators there installed more new capacity in the first half of 201...

Published: 9/30/2015

CFK-Valley Stade Convention 2015 report
The composites industry in Germany is preparing for the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Published: 9/30/2015

CAMX 2015 Preview
ACMA’s and SAMPE’s 2nd combined event promises a conference and exhibition of unprecedented scale and value to composite manufacturers from all corners of the composites world.

Published: 9/30/2015

Is a composites technical talent shortage looming?
Regular CW columnist Dale Brosius, also the chief commercialization officer for the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI, Knoxville, TN, US), calls for more schools with curricula that mint engineers with undergraduate d...