Defense

Some of the earliest applications of composite materials took place in defense applications, including fighter jets, helicopters and watercraft. This vital end market continues to be a materials innovator an early adopter of new composites manufacturing technologies.
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Composites: Irrational exuberance?

Columnist Dale Brosius advises against overoptimism as he reflects that much of the composites technology on display at JEC World 2019 were prototypes and proof of concepts, not revenue-generating products.
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Index moves higher on new orders rebound

The Composites Business Index moved higher in February 2019, rebounding from January’s low.

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Wisconsin Oven upgrades curing control system

Wisconsin Oven (East Troy, Wis., U.S.) has announced release of the latest version of its established Wisconsin Premium Control System (WPCS) for data acquisition and control of the oven-based composites curing process.