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Urban Water Shuttle Uses Sandwich Construction

It looks like smooth sailing for Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards’ new Waterbus 2407 after its May launch. Damen received its first order for four of its urban water shuttles in July from Aqualiner, an...
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A Shelter from the Sea

When the U.S. Navy needs to transport a large number of sailors at the same time, they often use a hovercraft. However, that presents a challenge. “You can’t go on the hovercraft deck while it’s flying...
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Insight from OEMs

Two automakers share their vision for composites growth in the industry. Global sales of passenger cars are forecast to reach 77.7 million vehicles this year, according to the statistics internet portal...
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Rise of the Robots

The composites industry will benefit as manufacturing robots become more intelligent, flexible and versatile. Aerospace and automotive companies appreciate the strength and light weight of composite parts,...
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First Ever US-Built Airbus A320 Takes Off

On August 15, the first Airbus A320 aircraft to be produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Ala., flew for the first time. The flight lasted approximately four hours, during which tests...