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COLUMNS 4 From the Editor 6 Perspectives & Provocations 8 Design & Testing Adam Halsband and Johannes Klug describe Forward Engineering's testing process for fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for the automotive industry. 14 Gardner Business Index 32 Work In Progress CW contributor Peggy Malnati explores the development of hollow-profile hybrid (HPH) technology, developed by LANXESS Corp., for tubular structures. » DEPARTMENTS 16 Trends 76 Applications 77 Calendar 78 New Products 82 Ad Index 83 Showcase » ON THE COVER International 14 boats like this one, designed by naval architect Paul Bieker and built by Henderson Boat Co., feature carbon fiber composites for high perfor- mance and cost-effectiveness. Explore the manufacturing process behind these respected racing boats, on p. 64. Source / Bieker Boats and Henderson Boat Co. FOCUS ON DESIGN 84 Heatshield for Extreme Entry Environment Technology (HEEET): A Broader Mission 3D woven fabric enables scalable, tailorable heatshield that cuts cost, boosts performance for future spacecraft. 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 28 CAMX 2018 Show Preview CAMX combines forces with IFAI for a big Texas event. By Sara Black 38 Safe cycling: Keys to Composite Bike Design Integrity Steps bike designers and manufacturers must take to keep high-performance carbon fiber composite bicycles safe, upright and on the road or trail. By Donna Dawson 50 Welding Thermoplastic Composites Multiple methods advance toward faster robotic welds using new technology for increased volumes and larger aerostructures. By Ginger Gardiner 64 Inside Manufacturing: The International 14: High- tech but Still Accessible Naval architect Paul Bieker and Henderson Boat Co. team up to give a venerable marine racing class a more affordable performance/cost combination. By Donna Dawson 38 28 64 50 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS SEPTEMBER 2018 / Vol: 4 N o – : 9

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