Composites Manufacturing is the official magazine of the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA). Stories in the magazine illustrate unique applications of composites across various market segments and academia. Many of these applications are driven by innovations in composites materials and molding processes from manufacturers and engineers all over the world. The magazine also offers best practices for composites manufacturing techniques from experienced professionals working in the industry. Each issue highlights the state of the industry by analyzing trends and how composites professionals are adapting to the rapidly growing marketplace.
2016 Issues
January/February
January - February 2016 Issue

This issue features our State of the Industry report, as well as features on innovative resin applications and examples of how companies are overcoming obstacles to break into infrastructure market.

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March/April
March - April 2016 Issue

This issue features advances in manufacturing, with additional stories on fire-safe composites, sandwich structures, core materials, and companies maintaining staying power in the infrastructure market.

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May/June
May - June 2016 Issue

This issue features the increasing momentum the composites industry has built in the architecture market. It also addresses the industry’s ongoing workforce dilemma and what the future holds for nanocomposites.

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July/August
July - August 2016 Issue

This issue features the composites on display at the Rio 2016 Olympics, student innovation in architectural composites, compliance strategies from ACMA and progress being made in fast-cure prepregs.

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September/October
September - October 2016 Issue

This issue features the FIBERS Consortium’s analysis of the composites industry, a preview of CAMX 2016, the potential of 3-D printing, innovative R&D and the growth of thermoplastics in the automotive industry.

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November/December
November - December 2016 Issue

This issue features articles on composite applications that will make you say “Wow” – including the Solar Impulse 2, an enormous yacht, a 3-D printed smart bus, and the world’s largest wind turbine blade.

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2015 Issues
January/February
January - February 2015 Issue

This issue kicks off 2015 with our annual State of the Industry report, as well as features on the consumer products market, 3-D printing, green composites and international advocacy for composites.

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March/April
March - April 2015 Issue

This issue highlights sustainability in the composites industry, with features on green manufacturing, the alternative energy market and options for recycling composites. We also feature applications of CMCs.

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May/June
May - June 2015 Issue

This issue features amazing architecture applications, with additional articles on new uses for sheet molding compounds and educating the next generation of skilled composites professionals.

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July/August
July - August 2015 Issue

This issue features innovative marine applications and articles on strategies for penetrating new global markets, the role of robotics in composites research and best practices for composites repair.

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September/October
September - October 2015 Issue

This issue features innovative R&D, with additional articles providing insight on the rise of thermoplastics and increasingly demanding lightweighting standards. We also preview this year’s CAMX.

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November/December
November - December 2015 Issue

This issue highlights collaboration between OEMs, designers and end users in the composites industry, the growth of multifunctional composites and the use of composites in the medical device market.

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2014 Issues
January/February
January - February 2014 Issue

This issue features our annual State of the Industry report, the growing bio-resin market, composites applications in the Winter Olympics, and adding life to aging bridges using composite materials.

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March/April
March - April 2014 Issue

This issue features ACMA’s Composites Growth Initiatives, new applications in automotive, LEED certification for high-performance green building opportunities and reinforcement suppliers.

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May/June
May - June 2014 Issue

This issue showcases FRP renovation of an art museum in San Francisco, composite repairs and a composite carousel. We also provide a recap of the 2014 Composites Executive Forum in Washington, D.C.

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July/August
July - August 2014 Issue

This issue features FRP pedestrian bridges, high-performance composites applications, lightweight military helicopters, compliance strategies and gaining a competitive edge in the industry.

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September/October
September - October 2014 Issue

This issue features a CAMX 2014 preview, a 2014 AIA Pavilion recap, a roundup of new composites innovations at universities and potential for out-of-autoclave and out-of-oven manufacturing.

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November/December
November - December 2014 Issue

This issue shares a recap of the inaugural CAMX show in Orlando, highlights interesting marine applications and features the biobased fibers market and composites in outer space.

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2013 Issues
January/February
January - February 2013 Issue

This issue features automated fiber placement, FRP bridge decks, biocomposites, composites at IBEX and 3-D glass fabrics. We also present our State of the Industry report and tips to trade show success.

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March/April
March - April 2013 Issue

This issue features specialty fibers, composites in mass-produced cars, composite UAVs in the armed forces, trickledown composites, the COMPOSITES 2013 show in review, and more!

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May/June
May - June 2013 Issue

This issue discusses composites made with recycled plastics, breaking into the aerospace market and how to build a stronger business. We also offer advice on compliance and marketing.

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July/August
July - August 2013 Issue

This issue puts a spotlight on composites applications in summer activities, how to improve core materials and Composites Manufacturing magazine’s B.E.S.T. recognition program.

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September/October
September - October 2013 Issue

This issue details trends in vacuum infusion process tooling, composite research and development at universities and new plans for composites businesses in a recovering economy.

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November/December
November - December 2013 Issue

This issue features composites in the military market, business tips for professionals and increasing consumer demand for advanced composites. We also sum up OSHA’s stance on silica and what you can do.

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2012 Issues
January/February
January - February 2012 Issue

This issue outlines the state of the composites industry, gives an update on the Composites LCI project, and features innovative composites innovations in marine, sports, and automotive.

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March/April
March - April 2012 Issue

This issue provides a recap of the COMPOSITES 2012 show, features tips for successful market integration, discusses composites in the Navy and outlines trends to watch for in the composites industry.

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May/June
May - June 2012 Issue

This issue features the rise of biocomposites, how to create a network for growth in the composites industry, composite-made supercars, and the many moving parts behind composites advocacy.

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July/August
July - August 2012 Issue

This issue announces the 2012 winners of Composites Manufacturing magazine’s BEST program, and features stories about composite structures at the London Olympics and updates on styrene.

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September/October

This issue features the role of composites in Higgs Boson, composites in infrastructure, game-changing composites research, automotive lightweighting, and marketing tips for your business.

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November/December

This issue features the growing interest for 3-D wovens in the aerospace market, micro-robots, innovative application of military composites and a satellite protected by carbon nanotubes.

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2011 Issues
January/February
January - February 2011 Issue

This issue recaps the state of the composites industry and features stories about a wide variety of green applications, including eco-friendly resins, automotive biocomposites and green surfboards.

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March/April
March - April 2011 Issue

This issue recaps the COMPOSITES 2011 show and features stories about composites penetrating multiple markets and what is making composites the material of choice for many industries.

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May/June
May - June 2011 Issue

This issue places an emphasis on green composites – from eco-efficiency pressure driving innovation in the automotive industry to what makes green the new normal for composites manufacturers.

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July/August
July - August 2011 Issue

This issue features stories on how to take advantage of pultrusion potential, composites in automotive, unmanned boats made with carbon nanotubes and the role of composites in solar power.

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September/October
September - October 2011 Issue

This issue features how composites innovators are bridging the research gap by turning “research to reality” – from bombproof luggage and morphing wing technology to nanocomposites.

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November/December
November - December 2011 Issue

This issue features battlefield-ready composites, how composites can improve structurally deficient bridges, composite wind turbine technology and an introduction to composites policy in Washington.

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2010 Issues
Winter Issue

This issue places an emphasis on composite strength, from powerful aerospace applications to composite ballistic shields. Also, learn how a composite failure analysis helping companies make stronger products.

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Spring Issue
Spring 2010 Issue

This issue recaps the COMPOSITES 2010 show and features stories about innovative aerospace, marine, energy and motorsport applications, and the need for better composites education.

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Summer Issue
Summer 2010 Issue

This issue shines light a supercar made by composite hand-lay up, the aerospace composites market, composites advocacy in Washington, the role of composites in disaster relief, and more!

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Fall Issue
Fall 2010 Issue

This issue features stories about the future of composites in bridges, airlines replacing copper with carbon nanotubes, and the importance of collaboration among the cast polymer industry.

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