Local solutions: Kiwi composite rebar builds stronger

Kiwis are more tuned into the impact of failing infrastructure and the effects it has on their lives than ever before. This is not just a New Zealand phenomenon, it is a view shared worldwide says Pete Renshaw, director of business development for Pultron Composites, particularly in countries where there have been ongoing struggles with aging infrastructure, corrosion, and failures caused by the extreme effects of climate change.

Taking off… No surprises when machining composites for aerospace and more

One-third of manufacturers say they will accelerate investments into automation tools, according to a recent survey. But how will this apply to the difficult business of machining composite materials? Here, Aaron Howcroft, global product manager at Sandvik Coromant explains how its own CoroDrill 863-O cutting tool could help manufacturers rethink their approach to machining composites – thanks to chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technology.