26 September 2018
In the competition of lightweight construction and design materials, composites are among the winners. The greatest impetus right now is coming from the composites industry itself: technological advancements in the process chain. From 6 to 8 November, COMPOSITES EUROPE in Stuttgart will drive home that point.
26 September 2018
Market developments for bio-based composites are favourable: according to calculations by the nova Institute, the market share of bio-based composites in Europe will nearly double over the coming 10 years. In this interview Dr. Asta Partanen of the nova Institute explains the biggest untapped potentials.
12 September 2018
Joining composites is truly a challenge since these materials are considered hard to join. Since thermal processes have so far not been applicable researchers have predominantly focused on mechanical joining technologies including crimping, gluing, riveting or screwing. COMPOSITES EUROPE from 6 to 8 November 2018 in Stuttgart will show the advantages and drawbacks of each of these processes for the respective fibre composite.
15 August 2018
The automotive industry, construction, aviation and wind power are the major customer industries for fibre composites, a sector where more and more mass-production applications can be found. By contrast, machine manufacturing as an application area for composite structures is still doomed to a shadowy existence. Quantities are still too small, challenges too complex. However, their outstanding lightweight construction properties thanks to their low density and mass, high strength and stiffness, abrasion, corrosion, temperature and chemical resistance, adjustable thermal expansion coefficient, electrical conductivity as well as their potential for incorporating smart components, make these materials increasingly attractive for machine manufacturers.
09 July 2018
They are hidden in canoes, golf and hockey clubs, in racing bikes, yacht hulls and even swimsuits: fibre composites made inroads into the sports industry a long time ago and have virtually revolutionised it in some areas. From 6 to 8 November 2018 COMPOSITES EUROPE in Stuttgart will demonstrate why summer and winter sportspeople can firmly rely on composites, also when it comes to delivering top sports performances in future.
28 June 2018
Multi-material lightweight construction on the advance Lightweight Technologies Forum in parallel with COMPOSITES EUROPE Mega trend:...
07 June 2018
BMW and SGL, Ford and DowAksa, Hyundai and Hyosung, Mitsubishi and Wethje or Volvo and Benteler-SGL as well as Henkel – these are just some of the examples of the close...
07 May 2018
Technology as an experience: with the new “Process live” format, processing and manufacturing processes will become the focus of COMPOSITES EUROPE in Stuttgart from 6 to 8 November. Joining forces in group exhibits, mechanical and plant engineering companies will showcase their technologies in live interactions that will serve to demonstrate sub-processes in a larger context. Automation will be the main attraction.