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Composites Weekly

Composites Weekly is an online podcast published each week by industry expert Jonathan Taylor. Jonathan has served as consultant in the composites industry for over 12 years. He brings you the latest news and information in the world of composites and provides interviews of leading manufacturers and distributors in the industry.
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May 22, 2016

This week we interview Chris Briggs, founder and CEO of TouchPoint Games, a customer engagement service that helps companies build stronger relationships with customers through branded online sports contests. Chris will be discussing how manufacturers can utilize this service to grow their sales either directly or through distributors.

You can find episodes like this and more by visiting www.compositesweekly.com

May 17, 2016

This week we interview Scott Clear, the Chief Design & Innovation Officer at RKS Design. RKS, is a Los Angeles based design and innovation consultancy.
One of their recent projects consisted of creating an all new sustainable composite using excess tree pulp, something that had never been done before.

They molded the first batch of this material into guitars, to take advantage of the wood-like qualities that it offers.

On this episode, Scott joins me to talk about this project using THRIVE, a new class of thermoplastic composites. THRIVE composites use cellulose fibers to reinforce various plastics, allowing customers to bypass many of the current challenges with conventional fiber-reinforced composites like fiberglass.

You can find more episodes like this by visiting http://www.compositesweekly.com.

May 14, 2016

This week, we welcome Josh Hahn on the show to discuss content marketing strategies for today's composite manufacturers.

Josh is the marketing manager at Myco Technology, an ingredient manufacturer that develops innovative ingredients that solve some of the toughest challenges in the food & beverage industry.

You can find more weekly episodes like this by visiting http://www.CompositesWeekly.com.

May 6, 2016

This week we welcome Dr. Wayne Powers, Dr. Ron Koniz and Mr. Bill O'Brien of Globe Composite Solutions to discuss their patented High Gravity Composites. 

You can find more episodes like this by visiting www.CompositesWeekly.com

May 2, 2016

This week I welcome Morten NormanLund of GXN on the show to discuss BioBuild, a collaborativeresearch project of 13 partners who worked together to design andfabricate four building systems made of bio-composites, provingthat bio-composite materials have the required fire resistance,durability, mechanical performance and thermal conductivity toserve the building industry.

The goal of BioBuild was to usebio-composites to reduce the embodied energy in building materialsby 50% without an increase in cost.

BioBuild won a JEC InnovationAward in 2015 (JEC is a non-profit association that is dedicated tothe promotion of composites.

You can find more weekly episodeslike this by visiting www.CompositesWeekly.com.

Apr 26, 2016

This week, we welcome Brittany Fossier of Fibergrate Composite Products.

Fibergrate Composite Structures is the world's leader in fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) molded grating.

Founded in 1966, Fibergrate is celebrating 50 years of experience in the FRP industry.

Over that time, they've grown to be the leading global manufacturer and services provider of high performance fiberglass engineered solutions.

With worldwide sales, fabrication and distribution networks working collaboratively, Fibergrate provides product solutions for a wide range of industrial, commercial and recreational applications.

On today's episode I'll be talking with Brittany about Fibergrate's 50 years in the FRP industry, their molded and pultruded gratings, stair solutions and other unique products they offer.

You can find more episodes like this by visiting http://www.CompositesWeekly.com.

Apr 21, 2016

This week we welcome Daniel Feiman on the show. Daniel is the managing director of Build It Backwards, a global management consulting and training firm with expertise in strategy, finance and process.

On today's episode we'll be discussing the "Theory of Constraints" which was popularized by Ei Goldratt's famous book "The Goal".

We'll be discussing how composite manufacturers and distributors can better identify the most important limiting factor (i.e. constraint) within their company that stands in the way of the ultimate Goal - improved profitability.

You can find more weekly episodes like this by visiting www.CompositesWeekly.com.

Apr 15, 2016

This week, we welcome Andreas Martsman, a co-founder of TeXtreme. TeXtreme® is a composite material technology and is mainly produced using carbon fiber. They produce & sell carbon fiber sheets and tapes to companies in various industries making composite products.

TeXtreme® is made of carbon fiber yarns that they first spread into tapes and then weave in various ways to give it different benefits.

TeXtreme® is used in a large number of sports and competitions such as: Formula 1, Americas Cup, NASCAR, IndyCar, Le Mans, Bicycles, Ice Hockey, Surfing, Motorcycle, Rowing Shells, Golf, Tennis, Skis, and Snowboards.

In addition to the Sporting Goods industry, TeXtreme® is also used in a wide variety of Aerospace and Industrial applications.

You can find this episode and others like it by visiting www.compositesweekly.com.

Apr 11, 2016

This week we talk with Jennifer Towner, executive Director of The International Cast Polymer Association about the upcoming Polycon 2016 show in Raleigh, NC April 14-16.

On this episode we'll be talking about what's on the agenda for this year's POLYCON and also discussing the newly formed ICPA and their mission.

As Jennifer describes, POLYCON 2016 will be filled with innovative ideas and business development opportunities, presented not only in large group settings but also round table discussions and afternoon break-out sessions.

You can find more weekly podcast episodes like this by visiting www.CompositesWeekly.com.

Apr 4, 2016

This week we welcome Brian Evans of Globe Composite Solutions on the show.

Originally founded in 1890 as a sheet rubber products company in downtown Boston, Globe has evolved into a full-service, leading-edge developer of specialty non-metallic materials for military, medical, material handling, industrial, oil field and marine applications.

Brian will be discussing his company's history, their unique services and the primary markets they serve.

You can find more weekly episodes like this by visiting http://www.CompositesWeekly.com.

Mar 26, 2016

This week, we welcome David Tait, owner of Elegant Motoring & Auto Spa. David joins me to discuss his recent work installing a carbon fiber kit on a Lamborghini Aventador that was featured at the Toronto Auto Show last month.

You can find more weekly podcast episodes like this by visiting www.compositesweekly.com.

Mar 22, 2016

This week we welcome Neil Hamlin of COMPOTOOL on the show to discuss their matched pattern mould tooling system.

COMPOTOOL tooling board has very high thermal stability and excellent machining characteristics and can be used as a high accuracy pattern material or for prototype and short run direct tooling.

You can find more weekly composite interviews like this by visiting www.CompositesWeekly.com.

Mar 18, 2016

This week we'll be discussing some of the latest technology developments in the aerospace market with Cameron Crowell and Emily Judd.

Both are students who are working and doing research in composite materials in aerospace structures.

You can find more weekly episodes like this by visiting http://www.compositesweekly.com.

Mar 8, 2016

This week we welcome Scott Reeve on the show. Scott is the president of Composite Advantage, the leading supplier of FRP products for bridges, waterfront infrastructure and rail platforms.

On this episode Scott will be talking about his company and some of their recent projects. In 2012 Composite Advantage installed one of the world's largest FRP composite pedestrian bridge decks [685 ft. long, 16 ft. wide] along the Anacostia Waterfront in Washington D.C.

In 2013 they supplied the world’s largest FRP bridge deck for a vehicle bridge in Haverhill, Mass.

The six-span steel truss structure was built in 1883 and is the state’s oldest moveable bridge.

 

Mar 4, 2016

This week, we welcome Chris Dupin, co-founder of Foam Core Derby, an organization that introduces the composite process to the public in a safe and fun environment while giving back to the community.

Foam Core Derby donates 10% of all revenue from participants to youth organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Girl Scouts of the USA, and the Boy Scouts of America.

Chris will be sharing his background as well as their mission - Providing knowledge of composite fabrication methods in a fun environment while giving back to the community.

You can find more weekly episodes like this by visiting http://CompositesWeekly.com.

Feb 29, 2016

This week, we welcome Peter Kurki on the show to discuss his outlook on the marine industry, specifically larger boats. Peter is a yacht broker and in charge of business development at Bennet Brother Yachts.

With the Miami International Boat Show concluding a couple of weeks ago, Peter is spending a lot of time on the phone with builders and brokers gearing business for coming year.
We'll be discussing overall sales in 2015 for yachts as well as the outlook for the industry in 2016 and beyond.

You can find more podcast episodes like this by visiting http://www.compositesweekly.com.

Feb 24, 2016

This week we welcome Chris Eichelberger on the show to discuss Agru America's green approach to protecting the environment through some powerful solutions.

From waste management and water conservation to mining and energy, Agru America develops the highest quality plastics solutions for the right applications.

On this episode Chis will be discussing his company and the industries and applications they serve.

You can find more episodes like this each week by visiting http://www.compositesweekly.com.

Feb 16, 2016

Amit Dror is CEO of Nano Dimension. Forget what you know about 3D printing. Nano Dimension isn’t for the maker community, it’s for engineers and companies looking to rapidly test multilayer printed circuit boards – the same PCBs found in many of today’s consumer electronics.

Nano Dimension takes this to a new level by combining a polymer material with a conductive metal nanomaterial (in this case silver) in the same print job.

You can more podcast episodes like this by visiting our website at www.compositesweekly.com.

Feb 9, 2016

This week on the show we welcome Josh Reaume. In addition to being a Mechanical Engineer, Josh is also a driver in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

In recent years NASCAR as a sanctioning body has both limited and encouraged the use of composites materials within race cars. We'll be discussing this on today's show.

You can find more weekly podcast episodes by visiting www.compositesweekly.com.

Feb 5, 2016

This week, we welcome Jay Dwivedi, a consultant in the advanced materials industry. He is the founder of Xinvest Consultants.

In this interview, we'll be discussing what sectors are growing, what is driving those changes, and what can companies do to create value.

You can find more episodes of Composites Weekly by visiting www.compositesweekly.com.

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