Stephanie Kwolek

Chemist Stephanie Kwolek dies at 90

Stephanie L. Kwolek, a chemist known for developing Kevlar fiber used in bullet-proof gear died at age 90 on June 18 at a hospice in Wilmington, Del. The cause of death is currently unknown. Kwolek earned a...

Scorpion Soars with Composites

When Textron AirLand LLC, a joint venture between Textron Inc. and AirLand Enterprises LLC, was established to rapidly design and manufacture an affordable, versatile, tactical military jet, common wisdom was...
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In the Air and On the Sea

The military’s long tradition of composites usage continues in next-generation aircraft and boats. Advanced composites manufacturers have historically had to overcome the key challenges of long...

Unmanned Vehicles in the Armed Forces

With so much attention on reducing the deficit and trimming the federal budget, it’s hard to predict the future of composites in military programs, says John Busel, director of the Composite Growth...

It’s Time to Hover in Style

Hovercrafts have the distinct advantage of being just as comfortable on water as they are on land, but usually at the cost of a pretty ugly design. It was only a matter of time before someone thought to design...