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Exploring composites and their modern uses

Robert Glass, Head of Marketing at leading composites technology company, Exel Composites, examines the progress of composites.

A closer look at Optima 3D and the 3D weaving industry

A revolutionary 3D weaving system that redefines current industry standards – deploying cutting edge technology both in concept & design.

We look at the challenges of joining composite materials together and the advantages that adhesives and tapes have over traditional metal fasteners.

A new way of finishing reinforced plastic surfaces at the molecular level could lead to better bonding and a wider range of materials.

A UK company has recently doubled its capacity for precision cutting of composites – reducing waste and improving efficiency.

A UK composite parts manufacturer has experienced a 50% growth over six months. Liz Nickels spoke to Rockwood Composites about what prompted the growth.

A UK company has recently increased its capacity for parts using recycled carbon fiber prepreg.

Alongside the many mainstream plastics technologies on show at K, a number of new composite manufacturing processes and materials were presented.

EconCore, based in Leuven (Belgium) and founded 2005, provides technology for the continuous production of honeycomb sandwich materials.

Efficiency, cost-effectiveness and performance are always keymotivators for industry developments.

Reinforced Plastics sat down with a representative of Boston Materials to learn about their Carbon Supercomposite.

Components in medium to high volume require lean manufacturing technologies that allow for efficient material usage and precise, reproducible production.

Production machines do not utilize the full diversity of composite materials, To exploit this diversity, production machines have to be flexible as well.

While maximum theoretical carbon yield for the carbonisation of viscose fibres is 44%, in reality the carbon yield is just in the range of 20%.

A breakthrough technology from the Technical University of Munich makes it possible to produce carbon fiber without any fossil materials.

Bio-based polymers, plastics and biocomposites can offer more sustainable materials with a lower environmental footprint and reduced carbon footprint.

Jagan Mohan Raj – Innovation Director, RPC bpi recycled products outlines a different approach to the use of recycled polymers.

Reinforced Plastics spoke with Christoph Geyer from SAERTEX about their materials and their impact.

Bcomp, a Swiss company specialized in lightweighting, used natural fiber composites to make innovative skis.

This article reviews what Industry 4.0 is, what it means for composites, and how far technology has already come in the sector.

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