High-Performance Composites

MAR 2013

High-Performance Composites is read by qualified composites industry professionals in the fields of continuous carbon fiber and other high-performance composites as well as the associated end-markets of aerospace, military, and automotive.

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editor from the editor B reading this in our digital magack in 1990, when I azine or online at our Web site. graduated from colYou likely also receive our elege with a degree newsletter, the CompositesWorld in technical journalism, Weekly, and you might also folI would have said, acculow us on Facebook, Twitter or rately and logically, that Linked In. I was a magazine editor. We are now adding a new No more and no less. At jeff@compositesworld.com form to our communications that time, of course, the arsenal, the CompositesWorld Internet was still more Blog. You can find it easily on the home page of the science fiction than fact, and communication techCW site: www.compositesworld.com. The CW Blog nology consisted primarily of telephone (landline), will feature short, pithy, creative reports from myfax, newspaper, magazine, radio and television. self and other HPC writers and editors about the If you were a composites professional back goings on in the composites industry — consider then, you likely read Advanced Composites magazine the CW Blog our subjective, biased commentary on or a similar early industry title (alas, HPC did not the news, events, people and technology that are yet exist), and you attended composites industry shaping the composites community. tradeshows and conferences to find new technolWhy a blog? The real upside is its interactive naogy you could use to manufacture composite parts ture. It's not just about what we think. We know and structures. If you're nostalgic, you likely look that you composites professionals are keen observers of the trends consider the cW Blog our subjective, shaping this industry. The blog provides an opportunity to put your inbiased commentary on the news, terests, insights and intelligence to events, people and technology that are work. It enables you to chime in with comments of your own about the shaping the composites community. subjects we explore. You may agree, disagree, add to, embellish, dissect, argue, defend or question as you see fit. You may back on those days as simple and straightforward, respond to the comments of others and see how uncluttered by the digital media landscape. Or, if others respond to yours. you've adapted well, you might look back on those So I encourage you to make haste to the new days and wonder how anyone got anything done. CompositesWorld Blog and become a part of the If you're like me, you probably do a little of both. conversation. As always, if you have ideas or sugAlthough I still say, 23 years later, that I'm the gestions to help us serve your information needs editor of a technical trade magazine, that doesn't better, I'm all ears. begin to describe all that I do. When pressed, or engaged in a quasi-philosophical discussion about the "future of media," I'll tell you that what I really am — what all of us at HPC are — is information managers. It's our job to seek, collect and distribute information about composites manufacturing and then present it to our audience (you) in whatever form is most convenient. Jeff Sloan The keyword, of course, is "form," because we are no longer mere magazine publishers. Many of you still read the printed magazine, and this is, still, the dominant form, but you might also be March 2013 | 5

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