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LATEST ISSUE: July 2014

News Briefs

Corrections: July 2014 HPC

News Briefs: July 2014 HPC

Products and Literature

Cutting tools for honeycomb and metal/composite stacks

Ultrasound NDT update

Impregnation lines, AFP equipment

Universal ultrasonic cutting tools

Conductive nonwoven fabrics

Conductive technical textiles

Impregnation lines, AFP equipment

Digital tension control system

Integrated CAD/CAM, ERP and inventory-management software

News

Plant Tour: An inside look at BMW’s i3 production

SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers to boost 50K fiber capacity at Moses Lake to 9,000 tons

New Scorpion twin-jet to debut at Farnborough Air Show

Market Trends

Mid-year assessment: Mergers and acquisitions activity in the composites industry

Testing Tech

Compact tension fracture toughness testing

Work in Progress

Extending robotic NDT to aerospace certification

TAPAS 2: Next steps in thermoplastic aerostructures

Speaking Out

Overnight design allowables? An invariant-based method for accelerating aerospace certification testing

Inside Manufacturing

Composites steady radio telescope reflector

Show Coverage

JEC Americas 2014 Review

By the Numbers

Composites Business Index 56.8: Best since February 2012

Focus on Design

All-composite ROTORwing prototype UAV

Composites: Perspectives and Provocations

Aerospace and industrial next-gen advanced composites: A two-way street?

Applications

Low-rate layup tools made cost-effective with high-density polyurethane foam blocks

Editorial

High-performance vs. general purpose