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LATEST ISSUE: August 2014

Composites: Perspectives and Provocations

Reshoring, right shoring and innovation: Implications for composites

Products and Literature

Textbook explores mechanics of adhesives

3-D software for efficient fiber placement and tape laying of complex structures

Undercutting core tool

Plasticator for long glass fiber-filled thermoplastics

Digital vacuum gauge

Glass-filled polymers for selective laser sintering

Epoxy composite tooling material

Sandable, planeable composite staples

Wide-format flat cutting system

Simulation, analysis software

Flame-resistant PVDF

Large-format FRP sheets

Features

Mass reduction for mass appeal: FRPs and CMCs in RVs

Applications

Solar boat: Bonding the best

Hyperbaric chamber: Portable, pliable FRP handles pressure

Event pavilion: SMC panels ensure architectural authenticity

Work in Progress

Disaster-resistant housing: Framing the future

Editorial

The Odd Couple

Out of the Mold

Composites business does grow on trees

Composites: Past, Present and Future

The reality of carbon fiber for the auto industry today

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IBEX 2014 Preview

SPE’s ACCE 2014 preview

By the Numbers

Composites Business Index 54.5: Growth remains strong

Engineering Insights

Sitting pretty: Car seat concept scores a first