The Technology Behind Bigger Innovation

When chemical company BASF’s Performance Materials division wanted to develop a prototype for a new part over 10 feet in size, it knew compression molding would be the ideal production method. A compression...

Thermosets Expand Opportunities in 3D Printing

The production of large-scale, 3D-printed thermoplastic composite parts has proved that additive manufacturing (AM) can reduce the time, material and labor required to make tooling and other products. But...

Autonomous Aircraft Goes the Distance

Drones and autonomous lightweight vehicles may begin delivering packages to homes and businesses in the coming decade, but their customers will be clustered around urban areas. Startup Elroy Air is aiming to...

Turning Ideas into Innovations

Perhaps now more than ever, university research is critical. Inquisitive researchers on campuses across the U.S. are working on projects related to materials, technologies, processes and applications in the...

Reclaim, Reuse and Reap the Rewards

As the use of composite materials continues to grow in many different markets, so does the industry’s search for better ways to recycle its products and reclaim the valuable materials that are locked inside...

FRP’s Future in Vertical Construction

Having proven their performance capabilities for decades, composites are gaining more traction in construction projects of all types. When it comes to vertical construction – all facets of construction of...