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Published: 4/23/2018

Flexible cure prepreg finds use in marine and wind
It’s almost time for the 2018 Tour de France — no, not that one with the bicycles, but the Tour de France à la Voile. Hexcel (Stamford, CT, US) composite materials have been used for the race’s trimaran the DIAM 24...

Published: 4/11/2018

Winds of change?
Recently there have been a few rumblings about offshore wind farms in the United States with potential project developments on both East and West coasts.

Published: 3/20/2018

SAMPE Summit 18 Paris: An information-packed, one-day conference
SAMPE Europe staged a successful and well-attended gathering, dubbed Summit 18, at the Pullman Hotel Paris Tour Eiffel on March 5.

Published: 1/29/2018

3D-printed composite wind blades and aircraft, closer than you think
Orbital Composites’ patented coaxial extrusion process is investigated at Airbus subsidiary CTC GmbH Stade and spins off advances in speed, scale, materials and multifunctionality as it aims for very large structures.

Published: 1/15/2018

Fold-to-form CFRP battery boxes, HP-RTM wishbones
Williams new EV platform demos 223 composite forming process and £20 suspension arms using recycled carbon fiber.

Published: 12/19/2017

Perhaps we’re getting closer to fiberglass recycling
Earlier this year I wrote an article on composites recycling and one of the things that struck me was how little fiberglass composite waste was being recycled.

Published: 12/12/2017

Carbon Fiber 2017 final highlights
Applications and enabling technologies for carbon fiber promise new market penetration – challenges notwithstanding.

Published: 7/13/2017

Center for mass production of lightweight composites
German R&D center brings together 8 institutes and more than 80 companies from 120 countries to help industrialize composite parts production.

Published: 6/22/2017

Automated Preforming — Quilted Stratum Process (QSP)
CW’s tour of CETIM (Nantes, France) and the QSP line which preforms multi-thickness thermoplastic materials in 40-90 seconds for composite parts with cycle times of 1-2 minutes.

Published: 6/7/2017

Report on the Windpower 2017 Conference & Expo
Topics include industry outlook as well as a focus on advancing blade technology to meet self-sustaining goals for wind power.