High-Performance Composites

NOV 2014

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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TABLE OF CONTENTS N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 4 | 1 62 Carbon Fiber: Key to Cost-Conscious Rehab Carbon composites are effective so- lutions for repairs and upgrades of reinforced concrete. By Sara Black NOVEMBER volume: twenty-two number: six 5 From the Editor HPC editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan bids HPC farewell and introduces CompositesWorld magazine. 7 Composites: Perspectives & Provocations HPC columnist Dale Brosius pre- dicts "land rush" competition for coming industrial carbon fber business. 9 Testing Tech Dr. Donald F. Adams traces the long but somewhat unoffcial his- tory of the picture-frame shear test method. 13 By the Numbers GBM's Steve Kline, Jr., has the facts and fgures behind the Com- posites Business Index for August and September 2014. 15 News 54 Calendar 55 Applications 58 New Products 60 Marketplace 60 Ad Index 61 Showcase 26 SPE ACCE 2014 Report Automotive composites still on the horizon — are they getting closer? By Sara Black & Michael LeGault 30 Airframers Vie for Shares in Growing Short-Haul Market OEMs of aircraft with 150 or fewer seats exploit composites' appeal to fuel-eff- ciency-conscious regional air carriers. By Donna Dawson 38 FACC AG: Aerocomposites Powerhouse This pragmatic Austria-based innovator is pursuing lofty goals in an aerocompos- ites future full of opportunity. By Ginger Gardiner 46 Inside Manufacturing: Spread-Tow Technology Takes Off New, ultralight-areal-weight tapes form the thin-ply laminates that will enable Solar Impulse 2's sun-powered fight around the world. By Donna Dawson FEATURES COLUMNS DEPARTMENTS ON THE COVER Among the many structures FACC AG (Reid im Innkreis, Austria) now builds for major aircraft OEMs, this trans- lating sleeve for the Boeing 787 is unique: It's the frst of its kind to fea- ture a double-degree acoustic surface and an undulated (chevron) engine nozzle design. Take a walk with HPC through several of this growing global aerocomposites frm's manufacturing facilities, beginning on p. 38. Source: FACC AG FOCUS ON DESIGN 30 46 2014 38

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