Troubleshooting SMC Compression Molding

Troubleshooting of any type is best done using a systematic process that gathers information about the problem and aims at its resolution. Utilizing an organized approach and documenting what is learned is...

Designing with Composites

When designing with composites, a key question must be addressed up front: Why composites? The answer to this question is likely to determine the direction taken to optimize the design while leveraging the...

Systems Advance for Non-Destructive Evaluation

Demands of large composite parts and the digital revolution are driving the evolution of NDE. Composites manufacturers are all too familiar with quality challenges. Inclusions and foreign object debris...

Developing BMC and SMC for Outdoor Applications

Bulk molding compounds (BMC) and sheet molding compounds (SMC) are known for being lightweight and creating long-lasting products. Ongoing research is leading to new uses for these materials in more demanding...

Styrene Emissions Reduction Strategies

As composites manufacturers keep pace with market opportunities, there is an ongoing shift toward advanced process methodology to meet product demands. Composites industry news and market reports orbit...