CW Talks: The Composites Podcast is a biweekly podcast that highlights the people and technologies shaping the world of composites. Interviews feature guests with expertise and insight about where composites have been and where they are headed.
IACMI’s Dale Brosius and Udaya Vaidy talk about the first five years of the organization, how it has evolved and what the future might hold as IACMI continues its quest to help drive composite materials and process growth.
CW Talks visits with Lisa Ketelsen, head of thermoplastic composites and CEO of Maezio at Covestro. Ketelsen talks about her path to Covestro and the Maezio product line, Maezio’s attributes and applications, and how she sees thermoplastic composites evolving in the marketplace.
Carmelo Lo Faro, president of Solvay Composite Materials, talks about how he sees aerocomposites evolving in the time of COVID-19, the rise of computational power to evolve composites use, the prospects for increased composites use in the automotive market, and the increasing importance of education in the composites industry.…
CW Talks checks in with Ethan Escowitz, co-founder and CEO of Arris Composites, to learn about the Additive Molding technology his company has developed.
CW Talks catches up with Gregg Balko, CEO of SAMPE since 2004, before his retirement on July 1, 2020.
Prodrive Composite’s John McQuilliam discusses the company’s primary to tertiary (P2T) carbon fiber composite recycling process.
Vartega’s Andrew Maxey discusses carbon fiber waste, carbon fiber recovery, and the still-growing market for recovered fibers.
Elevated Materials’ CEO Ryan Olliges and CTO Jaysen Harris discuss the company’s mission and unique approach to keeping carbon fiber out of the landfill.
Achim Fischereder, director of sales and marketing for the automotive business segment at Hexcel, discusses the state of composites in cars and trucks today and the outlook for the future.
CompositesWorld editors discuss advanced materials and processes that will play a role in the next generation of aerospace.
Scott Lewit, president of Structural Composites, discusses the company’s innovations in marine and ground transportation composites including the development of CoCure Hybrid Metal/Composite technology for Wabash trailers.
Wiener Mondesir, co-founder and chief technology officer at Arevo, discusses continuous fiber use in additive manufacturing.
Danu Chotikapanich, CEO of COBRA International, discusses COBRA’s history in watersports products and its ever-expanding composites business in multiple markets.
Mike Del Pero, managing director at FocalPoint Partners, a middle-market investment banking advisory firm, discusses the business side of the composites industry including growth strategies, mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property protections.
Thymo Vlot and Ze Soengas of Delft Hyperloop and John Jackson of TenCate Advanced Composites discuss Delft’s entry in the SpaceX Hyperloop competition.
Tom Lemire is a composites industry consultant, which is the latest culmination of his career spanning back to 1969 with stints at Owens Corning, EDO Fiber Science, BASF, Toho and others.
Business leaders at Web Industries discuss cutting and kitting services, and the process of slitting carbon fiber prepreg.
Business leaders at Sabic, Airborne and Siemens discuss a collaboration by the three companies to develop the UDMAX thermoplastic laminate manufacturing system.
Donna Dawson, senior writer emeritus for CompositesWorld, shares her memories from the early days of composites.
Joe Sprengard, president and CEO of nanomaterials specialist General Nano, talks about carbon nanotubes, the company’s work with Boeing and more.
Chuck Miller, founder and president of tooling board manufacturer Coastal Enterprises, details tooling board technology and how it continues to evolve.
Avner Ben-Bassat, president & CEO of Plataine Technologies Ltd., discusses optimization software, the ‘digital thread,’ automation and how it all relates to composites.
Geoff Wood, founder, fellow and vice president of innovation at the Composites Recycling Technology Center (CRTC) in Port Angeles, Wash., discusses CRTC, the composites recycling market and more. Geoff will be moderating a panel on composites recycling at CompositesWorld’s Carbon Fiber conference Nov. 28-30 in Charleston, South Carolina.…
Steve Gonzalez, director of the major projects unit, Americas, at elevator manufacturer KONE, details the development of UltraRope, a pultruded carbon fiber cabling system for elevators. If you want to learn more, Gonzalez is giving a presentation about UltraRope at CompositesWorld’s 2017 Carbon Fiber conference, Nov. 28-30 in Charleston, SC, US.…
Patrick Blanchard, global technical leader – composites at Ford Motor Co., talks about applying composites to vehicles.
Joseph Choma, assistant professor of architecture at Clemson University, discusses his work with developing foldable composite materials for use in architectural structures.
Ryan Huth, manager of ceramic matrix composites (CMC) production at GE Aviation’s Asheville, NC facility, talks about CMC technology, GE Aviation's CMC parts production and the future of both.
Frazer Barnes, managing director at ELG Carbon Fibre, discusses the carbon fiber waste stream and the market for recycled materials.
James Austin, CEO of North Thin Ply Technology, talks about the company’s start in the marine environment and how it continues to grow in other sectors.
Greg Mark, founder and CEO of Markforged, discusses his journey of working with composites in additive manufacturing.
Pam Schneider and Mike Braley with A&P Technology talk about how far braiding has come and what’s on the horizon.
The third episode of CW Talks: The Composites Podcast features a conversation with Tom Haulik, sales director of carbon fiber at Hexcel.
The second episode of CW Talks: The Composites Podcast is an interview with Bryan Dods, CEO of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
The first episode of CW Talks: The Composites Podcast features an interview with Arnt Offringa, head of aerostructures R&T at Fokker Technologies, part of GKN Aerospace, in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands.