Modern passenger aircraft that represent a quantum leap in composites adoption, and a commensurate improvement in airline economics, are now entering service or will soon be doing so. We review the progress of the leaders of this new wave in commercial air transport.
22 May, 2013
Renewed activity in boat building and increasing confidence in the use of composites means the marine composites market is witnessing a positive growth rate overall. This article outlines the case for marine composites and discusses why smaller boats are likely to drive demand.
14 May, 2013
Marcus Wiemann of the Alliance for Rural Electrification outlines the mid-term findings of an information campaign in developing countries on the use of small and medium wind turbines for rural electrification...
10 May, 2013
The great migration of manufacturing from North America to China began 20 years ago when companies, believing they could reduce production costs, began establishing facilities and working with third parties there to benefit from special economic zones, new industrial infrastructure, favourable tariffs, low currency exchange rates and, importantly, cheap labour. This article looks at how things have developed over the years and the growing trend towards 'reshoring' manufacturing to North America.
09 May, 2013
Millions of pounds are being invested in resources in the UK a bid to upscale academic projects and make polymer composites the first choice when designing a range of products from cars to wind turbines. John Osborne explains what resources are available, assesses the markets, and considers why training and test standards are so important.
07 May, 2013