NOV 2018


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COLUMNS 4 From the Editor 6 Past, Present & Future Wind energy market expert Annette Bossler predicts expanding opportunities for composites with continuing global growth in offshore wind projects. 8 Perspectives & Provocations 10 Gardner Business Index 20 Work In Progress CW Senior Editor Sara Black tells the story of a Swiss company's development of a fast, efficient manufacturing process for its composite hang gliders. » DEPARTMENTS 12 Trends 39 Calendar 38 Applications 40 New Products 42 Marketplace 42 Ad Index 43 Showcase » ON THE COVER The FW-EVX electric vehicle platform features these CFRP wishbones, which are made using unidirectional and recycled carbon fiber (rCF) in an HP-RTM process called RACETRAK. See p. 44 Source / Williams Advanced Engineering FOCUS ON DESIGN 44 Pushing EVs forward Multifunctional chassis design and novel composites processes enable lighter, longer-range, safer electric vehicles. 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 24 Filament winding, reinvented Robots and digital technology deliver speed plus larger, more complex parts, while generative 3D winding obviates mandrels and waste for automotive applications. By Ginger Gardiner 30 The long view for composites in long-haul trucks Composite components on heavy trucks and trailers continue to grow, both in volume and in kind, with potential for expansion into structural loads in the near future. By Karen Mason 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS NOVEMBER 2018 / Vol: 4 N o – : 11 20 24 30

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