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US Get Ready For Manufacturing Movement

April 24, 2014
US Get Ready For Manufacturing Movement

Growth in the U.S. industrial sector is continuing to rise at the same rate or even faster than the economy as a whole, according to Martin Baily and Barry Bosworth of the Brookings Institution. This is a clear indication that manufacturing is still of major importance to the U.S. economy. With the combination of...

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This Shrimp Packs a Mean Punch!

April 24, 2014
This Shrimp Packs a Mean Punch!

Not many people consider the peacock mantis shrimp when thinking about strength. But don’t let their tiny stature fool you, these 4 to 6 inch long crustaceans pack a mean “punch.” The claw – or club – of a peacock mantis shrimp can accelerate...

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Engineering Students Compete for Better Mileage

April 24, 2014
Engineering Students Compete for Better Mileage

Engineering students from all over the world are entering their eco-friendly vehicles in the Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition. The competition, held in Houston, will see whose vehicle can go the farthest on the least amount of fuel. A team from the Milwaukee School of...

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Q&A – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on Growing the Composites Industry in Rhode Island

April 24, 2014
Q&A – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on Growing the Composites Industry in Rhode Island

Last week, the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) participated in a forum in Bristol, R.I., hosted by U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), along with the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA), the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, and the Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Service. The...

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Composites In The News Last Week: April 14, 2014

April 21, 2014
Composites In The News Last Week: April 14, 2014

Composites in the News Last Week is part of our weekly e-newsletter Industry Digest, which highlights composites making headline news around the world. Send news about promotions and staff changes to Industry Digest and see your company listed in Industry Digest’s Composites on the Move section. Subscribe to get important industry news delivered...

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What if Composites Materials Could Repair Themselves?

April 18, 2014
What if Composites Materials Could Repair Themselves?

It’s a hard task to detect the amount of internal damage FRP composites receive on a regular basis and it’s even harder to repair those damages. Researchers in the Beckman Institute’s Autonomous Materials Systems (AMS) Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, led...

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