News and Updates

  • How Prototyping Fosters Collaboration

    There is a buzzword in modern business we would bet just about everyone involved in composites hears frequently. That word is 'collaboration'. Consultants are constantly telling us how important collaboration is. We hear about it from sen ...
  • With the Olympics Over It is Back to the Composites Drawing Board

    Those of us in the composites industry enjoyed the Winter Olympic Games as much for the equipment the athletes were using as the performances they turned in. Composites were on full display in everything from skis to snowboards and bobsle ...
  • Chopped-Up Carbon Fiber Waste Shown to Make Pervious Concrete Stronger

    You might represent one of the customers that buys carbon sheets from Rock West Composites. If so, thanks for your business. Whatever you are using those carbon sheets for, there will probably be some waste produced by your fabricating ...
  • The Future of Composites: Breaking Down the Barrier to Entry

    Rock West Composites will be the first to admit that the best way to promote composite products like carbon fiber is to talk about their high strength, stiffness and ultra-lightweight properties. Just about everyone in manufacturing kno ...
  • Recycling Carbon Fiber Starting to Pay Off

    We work with clients in a variety of industries ranging from sporting goods to aerospace. So when we sell a carbon fiber block or tube, we don't necessarily know what that material will ultimately be used for. What we do know is that so ...
  • Rock West Composites Significantly Adds to Its Filament Winding Capability

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rock West Composites Significantly Adds to Its Filament Winding Capability With Investment in Six-Spindle, Four-Axis Winder Rock West Composites announces that its new custom-built, six-spindle, four-axis filament ...
  • The Big, Microscopic Difference Carbon Nanotubes Make

    Carbon nanotubes have been getting a lot of attention in composite industry news lately. Despite having been around since the early 1990s, these tiny carbon structures haven't had much play until recently. Now that everybody's talking abo ...
  • Carbon Fiber Tubing for a Real-Life 'Pipe' Dream

    A 'pipe dream' is defined by the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary as "an illusory or fantastic plan, hope, or story." It is a phrase some people have used to describe the hyperloop, a futuristic form of transportation that aims to send s ...
  • 4 Methods for Producing Composite Tubing

    If you understand how carbon fiber tow and fabric are manufactured, you know that it is a complex and energy-intensive process that requires aligning carbon atoms, subjecting them to high heat, and then coating them with a chemical to hel ...
  • Materials Used to Manufacture Composite Tubing

    Tubing is one of the most popular items on the Rock West Composites product list. We sell tubing to airplane manufacturers, industrial operations, garage tinkerers and everyone in between. What you may not know is that we offer an exten ...