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COLUMNS 4 From the Editor 6 Past, Present and Future 8 Perspectives & Provocations 10 Gardner Business Index 18 SPE ACCE 2018 preview CW contributor and automotive com- posites specialist Peggy Malnati serves up what's coming when this annual auto- composites conclave convenes for the 18 th time in the Motor City. » DEPARTMENTS 12 Trends 39 Calendar 40 New Products 42 Marketplace 43 Ad Index 43 Showcase » ON THE COVER Stainless steel sleeves like this are overmolded into this complex SMC molded component to accommodate four body-mount and two steering-mount con- nections for a carbon fiber composite front chassis subframe designed to replace a steel version in Ford Motor Co.'s (Dearborn, MI, US) Fusion compact. Read more about the effort, led by Magna International (Aurora, ON, Canada), on p. 44. Source / Magna International FOCUS ON DESIGN 44 Teaming to Define What Automotive CFRP Could Be Ford Motor Co. and Magna International explore a high-volume chassis front subframe built from co-molded chopped fiber and noncrimp fabric SMC. By Ginger Gardiner CompositesWorld (ISSN 2376-5232) is published monthly and copyright © 2018 by Gardner Business Media Inc. 6915 Valley Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45244- 3029. Telephone: (513) 527-8800. Printed in U.S.A. Periodicals postage paid at Cincinnati, OH and additional mailing offices. All rights reserved. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to CompositesWorld Magazine, 6915 MEMBERSHIPS: Valley Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45244-3029. If undeliverable, send Form 3579. CANADA POST: Canada Returns to be sent to IMEX Global Solutions, PO Box 25542, London, ON N6C 6B2 Canada. Publications Mail Agreement #40612608. The information presented in this edition of CompositesWorld is believed to be accurate. In applying recommendations, however, you should exercise care and normal precautions to prevent personal injury and damage to facilities or products. In no case can the authors or the publisher accept responsibility for personal injury or damages which may occur in working with methods and/or materials presented herein, nor can the publisher assume responsibility for the validity of claims or performance of items appearing in editorial presentations or advertisements in this publication. Contact information is provided to enable interested parties to conduct further inquiry into specific products or services. FE ATURES 20 Plant Tour: Agility Fuel Solutions, Salisbury, NC, US This alternative fuel systems integrator enables CFRP pressure vessel growth in commercial vehicles by combining its composites and alternative fuel systems expertise acquired over decades of expansion into the global marketplace for natural gas-powered and hydrogen-powered vehicles. By Ginger Gardiner 26 Inside Manufacturing: Infused Wing Sheds Light on Aerocomposites Future In the Irkut MS-21 infused and co-cured wings, the aerocomposites industry gets a glimpse of how out-of-autoclave technologies might be applied to primary aircraft structures in the next generation of commercial aircraft. By Jeff Sloan 32 US Styrene-reduction Mandates: Go or No-go? It's been seven years since the US National Toxicology Program (NTP) listed styrene in its "12 th Report on Carcinogens (RoC)" (Federal Register, June 2011) as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen." What's happened in the North American composites industry since that time? CW offers some answers to that question. By Peggy Malnati 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS AUGUST 2018 / Vol: 4 N o – : 8 20 26 32

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