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Duelling with composites

Airbus and Boeing, the world's leading planemakers, are engaged in a long-term duel, and currently a major weapon of choice is composites. George Marsh inv

GKN Aerospace extends composites boundaries

George Marsh visited GKN Aerospace's composites centre on the Isle of Wight, UK.

Michael L. Skinner of Skinner Creative Inc reviews some the the software innovations exhibited at the JEC Composites Show this March.

High speed digital video photography is set to start making big contributions to many areas of impact testing as Nick Osbourne, technical director of Imate

Jeff Martin of the Martin Pultrusion Group Inc explains how pultruded composites are competing with wood, PVC and aluminium in the construction market.

It's easy enough to manufacture a prototype trailer out of composite materials, but manufacturing it profitably on an industrial scale is a totally differe

The composites industry in Western Europe is well established and often described as mature, but what's happening in the emerging economies of Eastern and

At the time of writing, the two Dutch sailing yachts competing in the present edition of the Volvo Ocean Race are sailing exceptional well. After four legs

The UV world is getting bigger every day—and that includes the size of the parts being coated and cured. New developments in UV curing have enabled faster

With compliance deadlines for new environmental regulations fast approaching or already in effect, surface finishers are challenged to manage the transitio

Wind power, as the fastest growing segment of the energy sector, has become big business and how it thrives has a profound influence on the reinforced plas

Drop-in substitutes for E-glass offer the easiest and least expensive way to improve composite performance writes David Fecko of AGY.

Christian Richter, founder of The Policy Group, said recently that there are two key regulatory issues that bear watching closely if you are a finisher: "T

Composite pressure vessels are finding increasing numbers of applications. However the traditional proof testing techniques have to be modified to take int

Business looks to be picking up in the filament winding industry. Michael L. Skinner of Skinner Creative Inc reviews some of the latest developments in equ

Hermann F. Seibert, Director Product Line ROHACELL, Degussa/Röhm GmbH & Co KG, discusses the use of PMI foams in large sandwich components in state-of-the

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