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Airbus Rolls out its First A321neo ACF

Airbus has completed assembly of the first A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex) at its facilities in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft will undergo ground tests prior to its scheduled first flight in the coming weeks....
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The 2018 State of the Composites Industry Report

A global outlook at materials and markets for composites. The future of the global composites market is bright. There is increased demand for lightweight materials across market segments for products as...
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Mold Making and Maintenance

In the November/December 2017 issue of Composites Manufacturing, we focused on choices and considerations in building glass fiber reinforced molds. In this follow-up column, we will discuss actual mold...
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Bed, Bath and Bumpers

A few years ago, when Toby Jacobson came home from a work trip, a piece of foam he was carrying caught his seven-year-old son’s attention. Jacobson explained the company he works for, Grand Haven,...
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A Transformation in Shipbuilding

The global shipbuilding industry has long been dominated by Europe, but a shift toward new ship construction in Asian countries such as South Korea, Japan and China is under way. A consortium of 18...
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Longer Fibers, Increased Opportunities

Long and continuous fiber thermoplastic composites are taking center stage in industry research and applications. Research and innovations in thermoplastic composites today are centered primarily on long...