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A novel, environment-friendly approach to 3D printing metal–plastic hybrid structures.

Date palm fibers: a promising new bio-fiber

Egyptian scientists have managed to extract long fibers with excellent properties from a plentiful bio-source that was previously overlooked: date palms.

Reinforced Plastics spoke to Eric Haiss from IDI Composites about the history of the company and the way forward post Covid.

A US start-up has developed a material modifier which, at tiny concentrations, could increase composite toughness by 100%.

To improve the tribological properties of composite materials, researchers have suggested the introduction of solid lubricants as a reinforcing phase.

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

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.

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