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 •  December 12

The final day of Carbon Fiber 2017 focused on enabling technologies for the expanded application of carbon fiber, as well as market forecasts about this potential growth. The tenor of the day’s sessions was tempered yet optimistic. The conference ended on a positive note as several technological advancements were presented. CFRP Growth and...

Composites World

 •  November 30

Talon Technology (Brookvale, Australia) develops carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) parts for manufacturers of volume consumer products, including furniture and sporting goods, and does a bit of work for the aerospace industry. But its Carbon-Kevlar Hinge was an in-house project, inspired by parts seen in model aircraft, where CFRP panels were...

Composites World

 •  November 29

A well-known Tier 1 supplier to the auto industry, Cooper Standard (Novi, MI, US) employs more than 30,000 employees at 120 facilities worldwide, and is the largest global supplier of automotive sealing systems. It also produces fuel and brake systems, fluid transfer systems and anti-vibration systems (AVS). And the big news is that in the AVS...

Composites World

 •  November 29

Recently, I attended the Additive Manufacturing Conference in Knoxville, TN, US, hosted by CW parent organization Gardner Business Media (Cincinnati, OH, US). It was evident, there, that great strides are being made in this technology’s advancement. What was on display and discussed was almost all 3D printing technology. As I mentioned in this...

Composites World

 •  November 27

Bertrandt (Ehningen, Germany) and SGL Group (Meitingen, Germany) have collaborated on a new integrated concept for innovative interior structures based on composite materials, that the two companies call the “Carbon Carrier.” Ready for large-scale production, the “Carbon Carrier” combines lightweight carbon fiber composite and integrated...

Composites World

 •  November 16

Established in 1982, Romeo RIM Inc. (Romeo, MI, US) commands >70% of the North American market for energy-absorbing bumpers on vehicles such as transit buses, airport shuttles and light trucks, made using the reaction injection molding (RIM) process. RIM can produce both unreinforced polyurethane (PU) structures such as vehicle bumpers, but also...

Composites World

 •  November 1

The Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibiton (SPE ACCE), held Sept. 6-8 in Novi, MI, US, remains the composites industry’s go-to event for the latest on technology and equipment for automotive composites design, tooling and fabrication.
The Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and...

Composites World

 •  October 30

As noted in CW’s feature article on reconfigurable tooling, modular fixture design firm/component supplier Prodtex (Gothenburg, Sweden and Bristol, UK) is not only changing the way that large composite structures are assembled, but also is using composites to build the fixtures themselves. In fixtures that must be lifted and installed by humans...

Composites World

 •  October 16

Injection molding machinery specialist ENGEL (Schwertberg, Austria) has created a new division called ENGEL Composite Systems to support its customers in the project planning and series launch of production systems for the manufacture of fiber-plastic composite components. Further, the company says its Centre for Lightweight Composite Technologies,...

Composites World

 •  September 29

Permanent or removable, these hollow thermoplastic cores broaden industry offerings. As interest in composites grows, so do opportunities for companies with innovative materials and/or process technologies that boost production efficiency, reduce part mass and cost while improving performance and broadening product design options.