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What to Look For In Composites Manufacturers

Composites manufacturers are apart of our everyday lives whether we realize it or not. They are manufacturing composites for the cars we drive, the pipes in our homes, and much more. Composites offer their own set of benefits, be it their strength, design, lightweight, or durability and knowing what to look for in composite manufactures […]

Why Carbon Fiber Car Parts Are the #1 Choice In Auto Racing

You have probably seen it, the distinctive black pattern on high-performance cars. All high-performance race cars spot the black carbon fiber pattern that is a hallmark of performance. But, have you ever asked yourself why auto racing uses carbon fiber parts? In the high-performance environment of auto racing, a carbon fiber car can mean the difference between winning […]

The Most Popular Composite Fabrication Methods

By 2024, the global market size of composites will be about $130.83 billion. The primary reinforcing material in the U.S. is glass fiber. In 2017, it recorded a growth value of $2.1 billion. There is a growing demand for robust, durable, and lightweight materials. Many industries are turning to composites to find reinforcements of a […]

A Deep Dive into the Applications of Aerospace Composites

Most companies in these times are trying to come up with products that cause little or no harm to the environment. The aerospace industry is no different. There are stricter environmental regulations put in place to control the amounts of emission by planes. The rise of fuel prices has also been a key stimulator for […]

Top 10 Advances In Composites Manufacturing Technology

Did you know that some manufacturing plants are conducting most of their processes with robotic arms? Yes, the future is here. Today, there is more exciting technology and innovation in the manufacturing industry than ever. Robotics might be controversial, but the best manufacturers continue to adopt disruptive techniques. Let’s talk about some of the manufacturing […]

10 Surprising Composite Applications You May Not Know

Did you know that the U.S. global composites market is a $22.2 billion industry? Or that by 2022, the end-product market for these materials will reach a whopping $113.20 billion? That’s right! After all, the composite industry supplies materials to various other industries. From dental to sports, we have quite a long list of industries that […]

SMI Nominated for Georgia Manufacturer of the Year

The 25th Anniversary of the Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) was April 15-18, 2019.  The appreciation week was developed by the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development. There are three categories for the award – large, 500 or more employees; medium, 150-500 employees; and small, 150 or fewer employees.  To qualify for the nomination, the […]