News and Updates

  • How to Build a Mega Yacht Radar Mast from Composites

    Composites World magazine published a fascinating article in late December 2018 detailing how a company in the Netherlands (VABO Composites) goes about building composite radar masts for super yachts. Also known as mega yachts, these su ...
  • RWC Expands Its Filament Winding Capability with Investments in Equipment and Facility Space

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rock West Composites Significantly Expands Its Filament Winding Capability with Major Investments in Equipment and Facility Space Rock West Composites is expanding its filament winding operation this month with th ...
  • Carbon Fiber's Improved Filament Winding Makes a Difference

    Filament winding is one of the oldest processes for fabricating carbon fiber parts. It is a process that pretty much remained static until about 10 years ago, when incremental changes began improving it quite a bit. The current state of f ...
  • Yes – Carbon Fiber That Bends Is Possible

    Every now and again, something happens within our industry that leaves people scratching their heads. The latest thing to do just that is the creation of a carbon fiber component that bends. Yes, you read that correctly. McLaren has man ...
  • Trucking Looking to Follow Aerospace Example for Composites

    Manufacturers of long-haul trucks are increasingly adopting composites, like carbon fiber, into their designs. But just like the auto industry, the percentage of composite materials used in new trucks is comparably low. It's not like the ai ...
  • Composites Contribute to Building a Flying Car that Works

    Futurists have been talking about flying cars since the late 1960s. Some 50 years later, the skies are still not crowded with air taxis shuttling people back and forth. But we are getting closer. And much to our delight, composites are ...
  • Going Down Under to Get Carbon Fiber Wheels

    An Australian company known as Carbon Revolution has the distinction of being the main supplier of carbon fiber wheels for the automotive industry. They are responsible for manufacturing those slick wheels featured on the Ford Shelby Mu ...
  • Aerospace Driving Composite Growth in Europe

    While carbon fiber struggles to get a foothold in some industries, it is certainly not struggling in aerospace. In fact, the aerospace industry continues to be the single largest consumer of carbon fiber and other composites. Their consum ...
  • The 2 Ways to 3D Print with Carbon Fiber

    The high costs associated with manufacturing and fabricating have kept carbon fiber out of reach for some industries. As a result, the composites industry has been working hard to develop new technologies and processes that could help bri ...
  • The Composite Motorcycle Helmet that Talks to You

    Imagine tooling down the interstate on your motorcycle and hearing what sounds like voices in your head talking to you about traffic and weather conditions. You are either having an incredibly stressful day or you are wearing a carbon f ...