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Published: 9/17/2019

CompositesWorld to Host Additive Composites Event at CAMX
The inaugural Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Composites, hosted by CompositesWorld and co-located with CAMX, will explore the connection between additive manufacturing and continuous fiber reinforcement.

Published: 9/8/2019

Composites Specialist Makes CNC Chops Count
Machining capability drives evolution from race car builder to aerospace and defense contractor.

Published: 6/18/2019

Are You Ready for Next-Gen Aerospace Manufacturing?
In light of this week’s Paris Air Show, we’re preparing for the next generation of commercial aircraft programs with a new special edition collaboration from Modern Machine Shop, Additive Manufacturing and CompositesWorld.

Published: 6/23/2018

Even My Accurate Predictions Are Wrong
The future does not come in a straight line. Multiple factors affect one another and the final outcome. My prediction that machine shops would see more composites is playing out, but I missed an important means by which this would happen.

Published: 10/17/2016

Why Was This Machine Chosen for Composites?
General Tool adds a metalcutting machining center with the expectation that this machine is likely to perform a significant amount of machining of CFRP.

Published: 4/28/2014

Laser Encoder Feedback for 40-Meter Wing Parts
Large machine travels, long machining cycles and changing aircraft manufacturing precision demands necessitated a non-contact approach to machine-tool position feedback.

Published: 3/12/2014

When to Waterjet, When to Mill
A composite parts manufacturer in Nebraska recently installed a combined five-axis waterjet/milling machine to position itself to win large-scale aerospace work it sees on the horizon.

Published: 2/20/2014

Laying Composites Fiber—Digitally
The most recent release of Spring Technologies’ NCSIMUL software can simulate the laying of fiber ribbon with NC machines.

Published: 6/21/2012

Cryogenic Machining of 787 Fuselage
Starting early next year, Boeing South Carolina will mill and drill composite fuselage sections for the 787 Dreamliner through cryogenic machining.