CompositesWorld

OCT 2018

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COLUMNS 4 From the Editor 6 Perspectives & Provocations 8 Design & Testing Dan Adams describes the series of tests used to determine the glass transition temperature of polymer matrix composites. 10 Gardner Business Index 52 Work In Progress CW Senior Writer Emeritus Donna Dawson explains the manufacturing process behind monocoque composite bodies on Proterra all-electric buses. » DEPARTMENTS 12 Trends 72 Applications 73 Calendar 74 Ad Index 75 Showcase » ON THE COVER This GEOStar-3 geosynchronous satellite bus structure, safely cocooned within a custom satellite container, is loaded from a truck into an Antonov cargo plane for shipment to its launch location. See p. 76. Source / Northrop Grumman FOCUS ON DESIGN 76 Composite container protects satellite — on the ground Cored composites add the strength, smoothness and portability needed for a container built to ship satellites over air, land and water. By Sara Black 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 18 CAMX 2018 Show Preview Held in Dallas, TX, US, CAMX 2018 promises to once again be the largest composites trade show and conference in the world's largest composites market. By Jeff Sloan 56 Advancing composites through virtual and augmented reality A review of technologies that are bridging the technical divide between the virtual world of design and simulation, and the real world of composites manufacturing and repair. By Karen Mason 64 Inside Manufacturing: Thermoplastic composites: Scenic view The first use of thermoplastic composite guide rails to replace aluminum brings many benefits to fixed-glass, roller-blind sunroof modules. By Peggy Malnati 56 52 18 64 CompositesWorld.com 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS OCTOBER 2018 / Vol: 4 N o – : 10

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