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Composites Tech Talks – Why the Right Equipment Matters

Why The Right Equipment Matters When: Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 1:00pm CDT Where:  Facebook | LinkedIn | Youtube About: Utilization of the right fluid movement equipment can maximize efficiency Use of automation and new technologies can speed up production times and combat labor shortages Ways to leverage expert advice for a comprehensive solution Presented Read More…

Recreational Marine Industry Surge Drives Demand for Fiberglass

Over the past year, consumer demand has positively impacted recreational industries including marine, which has seen increased production demand for personal boats. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) reported that it expected to end 2020 with “annual boat sales reaching a 13-year high[i].” Although many industries have struggled due to the economic effects of the Read More…

Infrastructure Industry Turns Away from Steel and Toward Composites as Reinforcements

When cracks occur in aging infrastructure, the structure becomes ripe for additional damage from environmental elements. Organizations like the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) are employing innovative composite-based solutions to address this growing and global problem. One example is by replacing traditional steel bar and strand reinforcement with fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP). Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP), Read More…

Carbon Fiber and Related Composites See Continued Growth in Wind Energy

Renewable wind energy construction projects are being contracted and awarded across the globe, as both onshore and offshore wind development in the U.S. remain viable. The most recent evidence of the U.S. offshore wind industry continuing to gain momentum is the state of New York contracting to effectively double its offshore wind power procurement. New Read More…

Composites Make Waves in the Marine Industry

The demand for composites in the marine industry remains strong in order to build boats that are lighter, stronger, and more fuel-efficient. With boats exposed to extreme environmental conditions like salt, wind, and high-pressure waves, boat manufacturers are more often considering the benefits of advanced composites, such as carbon fiber and epoxy resins, to produce reliable and durable Read More…

Thermoplastics: Hot on the Presses

Aerospace manufacturers have the opportunity to drive growth and reshape the industry in 2021 by pursuing technological developments. Aerospace manufacturers are continually seeking innovative solutions to increase the rate of production of commercial aircrafts that will meet future demand for air travel. Reducing weight and improving efficiency is one of the key goals of aerospace Read More…

Advanced Composites Set a New Standard in Aerospace Manufacturing

Advanced composites, manufactured with materials such as epoxy resins and carbon fiber, are setting the new standard for strength, durability, and versatility when it comes to selecting materials in aerospace manufacturing. Composite materials have emerged as optimal selections over traditional materials like steel and aluminum. Overall, the use of composites is advantageous to the aerospace Read More…

Tough as Steel, But with Cracks in the Foundation

The strength and durability of steel have made it a choice material for bridge construction for over a century. The corrosive properties of steel have also made it a material that presents challenges in bridge construction, and a reason why contractors are looking increasingly toward composites to address its shortcomings when it comes to sustainability Read More…

Composites One Presents Careers in Composites Webinar

Careers in Composites: Building Today for the Future of Manufacturing Tue, Nov 10, 2020 1 PM – 2 PM CST | Register now This webinar is open to all individuals interested in learning more about the composites industry. Whether you’ve been working with composites and are looking for a new opportunity, or know someone who Read More…

Infusing Efficiency into Aerospace Production

Autoclave prepreg has long been the de facto process for most large and mid-sized aerostructures. Today, advancements in resin infusion processes are helping to produce composite-based structural aircraft components completely out of the autoclave and at up to one-tenth of the cost—and all the performance. Aircraft manufacturers have sought methods to expedite composites component production Read More…

Composite Wind Turbines Turn More Opportunity for Savings

The growing capacity of the U.S. wind market is more and more reliant on composite materials. Wind turbines have traditionally been composed of steel and aluminum, yet manufacturers have realized the benefits of incorporating composites into wind turbine production and repair. The increase in demand for high strength materials coupled with low-cost production technologies is Read More…

Advanced Composites: Flying High in Aerospace

When it comes to advanced composites, the name says a lot. The word “advanced” is defined by Merriam Webster as “being beyond others in progress or ideas.” This describes how composite materials are coming together to form the future of the aerospace industry, with the ultimate destination being fuel efficiency. The growing reliance on carbon Read More…