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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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19/04/2018

Adaptive materials for advanced rotorcraft concepts

Engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and the University of Maryland have developed a technique that causes a composite material to become 93% stiffer and 35% stronger on-demand when ...  Read More

18/04/2018

Scalable manufacturing process spools out strips of graphene membranes

Engineers from MIT have developed a continuous manufacturing process that produces long strips of high-quality graphene for applications in desalination, biological separation and more.  Read More

12/04/2018

Metamaterial redirects and reflects sound

Researchers at Duke University in the US have demonstrated the design and construction of what they claim is the first thin material that can control the redirection and reflection of sound waves ...  Read More

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12/03/2018

Is the automotive industry about to give up on advanced materials?

The automotive industry is on the cusp of some drastic changes. According to a recent report by analyst IHS Markit, changes in personal transportation over the next 20 years will be more profound ...  Read More

08/03/2018

Rail engineers are using advanced materials to improve operational efficiency

The buzz around metal replacement and lightweighting has become synonymous with automotive developments, with carmakers now spending millions to strip out excess kilos. The ultimate driver is, of ...  Read More

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

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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