CompositesWorld's top ten "Inside Manufacturing" articles

By: Cara Decknadel

CW’s Inside Manufacturing column dives into the processes, materials, technologies, and applications related to composites manufacturing. Take a look at our top ten most popular pieces from this column and see what interests you the most. 

Composites industry index was flat for March

By: Jan Schafer

The GBI: Composites Fabricating closed March flat, losing 1.3 of the 3.1 points gained in February.


Heat mapping simulation to improve AFP parts

An optical model developed for Coriolis Composites’ SimuReal AFP process simulation software enables verification of energy distributions during AFP to better define heating laws.  


How composites have become a necessity

By: Jeff Sloan

Composites used to be one of many material options across industries and applications, but that's not the case anymore.
#editorial #windblades #wingoftomorrow


Robotized system makes overmolding mobile, flexible

By: Ginger Gardiner

Anybrid’s ROBIN demonstrates inline/offline functionalization of profiles, 3D-printed panels and bio-based materials for more efficient, sustainable composite parts.
#sustainability #workinprogress


Plant tour: Joby Aviation, Marina, Calif., U.S.

By: Jeff Sloan

As the advanced air mobility market begins to take shape, market leader Joby Aviation works to industrialize composites manufacturing for its first-generation, composites-intensive, all-electric air taxi.
#planttour #wingoftomorrow #space


Real-time assessment of thermoset composites curing

By: Louis C. Dorworth

The combination of material state management (MSM) software and an encapsulated sample rheometer (ESR) enables real-time cure recipe management or cure model development inside the autoclave.


The Cool Parts Showcase seeks innovative 3D-printed parts

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Manufacturers, designers, students and more are invited to submit their cool 3D printed parts to the competition by May 30. 

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Automotive chassis components lighten up with composites

By: Peggy Malnati

Composite and hybrid components reduce mass, increase functionality on electric and conventional passenger vehicles.
#electricvehicles #feature

CompositesWorld's top ten plant tours of all time

By: Cara Decknadel

The editors at CW have been lucky enough to visit many unique facilities over the years. These tours have provided an in-depth look into these company’s manufacturing processes and their of state-of-the-art equipment and technologies. Here are the top ten plant tours our audience took an interest in. 


Composites-reinforced concrete for sustainable data center construction

By: Stewart Mitchell

Metromont’s C-GRID-reinforced insulated precast concrete’s high strength, durability, light weight and ease of installation improve data center performance, construction time and sustainability.
#sustainability #infrastructure #focusondesign

The return of trade show season

By: Jeff Sloan

SAMPE Seattle, JEC World and the Paris Air Show are approaching fast, and they signal the real emergence of a post-pandemic world.