News and Updates

  • Boeing Ups the Ante with Composite-Loaded 787-10 Dreamliner

    Ever since the earliest days of the 747 wide-bodied jet, Boeing has been locked in a competition with Airbus for domination of the skies. They recently upped the ante by introducing the first commercially available version of the 787-10 D ...
  • How Carbon Fiber Helps the Ski Industry

    Every year, the onset of autumn has skiers thinking about pulling out their equipment and getting ready for the first snow of the season. Ski manufacturers already ramped up production a few months back, and they are getting ready for the ...
  • Rock West Composites Triples Its Carbon Fiber Tube Offerings for the Composite Bicycle Frame Market

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rock West Composites Triples Its Carbon Fiber Tube Offerings for the Composite Bicycle Frame Market Rock West Composites announces that this month it is significantly expanding its off-the-shelf carbon tubing targ ...
  • Carbon Fiber's Future in the Automotive Industry

    The United Kingdom announced plans earlier this year to ban the use of gasoline and diesel engines by 2040. Germany is considering banning the diesel engine in major metro areas in the near future. Even carmakers like BMW have hinted that ...
  • Cardboard, Fiberglass Tube, and Fireworks

    It is hard for us to not come to work excited knowing all the different ways the materials we produce are being used to make life better. From aerospace to automotive to competitive sports, our materials have a seemingly limitless range o ...
  • Saildrone: Part Drone, Part Boat

    Rock West Composites is pleased to be a supplier of carbon composite tubes and materials to Saildrone, an exciting company at the forefront of ocean going autonomous vehicles designed to collect data and research the world’s oceans. “S ...
  • Opening The Door to Creativity

    When did you first fall in love with something? When did you know that you’d spend the rest of your life enjoying that “something”? One of our customers fell in love with fishing and from that love emerged an obsession. His love o ...
  • Experience the Maker Movement

    ***UPDATE: We'll be in the Expo Hall, Booth #2113*** This May we are excited to participate in the Maker Faire Bay Area 2017. Creating fun over a three day weekend (Friday, May 19 - Sunday, May 21), this gathering will take place at the ...
  • Come See Us at Xponential 2017!

    Rock West Composites will be attending AUVSI Xponential this May in Dallas, Texas. The show floor is open Tuesday through Thursday, May 9-11, and the hall is open from 10AM - 5:30PM, but closes at 4PM on Thursday. If you are planning on ...
  • Our CARGONNect Bike Was a Hit at NAHBS 2017

    For those of you who missed our most recent newsletter, we attended the North American Handmade Bike Show 2017 this month. (Sign up now if you aren't on our mailing list!)  And our CARGONNect Bike was a hit, winning Best Experimental B ...