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Find design and production news, advice and features about composites innovation, and composite materials. This section covers new and exotic materials including fibre reinforced plastics (FRP) from carbon and glass fibres, epoxy resin systems, pre-preg, filament winding, bio fibres and natural composites, graphene, raw materials, and more.

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16/01/2018

High-performance composites made via novel 3D printing technique

A team of researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has demonstrated a novel 3D printing method that yields unprecedented control of the arrangement ...  Read More

11/01/2018

Research into self-regenerative materials

A consortium of seven universities, has received a grant of £2.7m to undertake ground-breaking research into manufacturing materials which have the ability to self-heal or regenerate.  Read More

08/01/2018

MIT technique produces nanofibres with exceptional strength and resilience

Researchers at MIT have developed a process, called gel electrospinning, that can produce ultrafine fibres that are exceptionally strong and tough. These fibres, which should be inexpensive and easy ...  Read More

FeaturesRSS
06/11/2017

Finding a suitable alternative material can be a daunting step into the unknown

For every engineer, specifying a new material for a product – especially if the product’s already in production – can be a daunting task. There is a worry of the unknown, that phone call to tell you ...  Read More

05/09/2017

Composite to replace aluminium in gearbox housing design

When it comes to electric vehicles, keeping weight down is paramount in ensuring long range. In addition to the bodywork, drive components such as the housings, typically used in double reduction ...  Read More

05/09/2017

Recycling carbon fibre

The recycling of carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRPs) not only makes sense from environmental and economic perspectives, it could also be key in increasing the penetration of these lightweight ...  Read More

Videos
09/01/2017

Bomb suit improvements

Berks based Morgan Advanced Materials has recently completed independent testing of its Silverback 4020 Elite bomb disposal suit. The tests were conducted at the independently certified Ordnance Test ...  Watch Video

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