Composites Weekly

About this podcast
This is a podcast that's dedicated to composite manufacturers. It provides them updated news and information within the industry.
Latest episodes
Jan. 2, 2018
On the latest episode, we’ll be discussing Elium ®, the first liquid thermoplastic resin designed for manufacturing composite parts with mechanical properties similar to thermosetting. Our guests on the show are Dana Swan and Stan Howard from Arkema. Arkema is a specialty chemicals and advanced materials company headquartered near Paris, France. Their US headquarters is... The post Discussing Elium® with Dana Swan and Stan Howard from Arkema appeared first on Composites Weekly.
Nov. 18, 2016
The structural engineering profession has a history of constant innovation as engineers and researchers strive to increase the safety and performance of buildings, bridges, and towers designed to resist seismic, wind, and gravity forces. On this week’s episode we welcome Dr. Jerome Hajjar on the show. Dr. Hajjar is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering... The post Discussing New Trends For Seismic Engineering of Steel and Composite Structures – Interview with Dr. Jerome Hajjar appeared first on Composites Weekly.
Oct. 26, 2016
This week, John Cogger joins me on Composites Weekly to discuss the keys to success for composites in new markets like the architectural industry. John is the president of Innova Engineering – a firm that provides engineering services to manufacturers in a variety of industries including medical, aerospace, consumer product industries and the architectural. John has over 25... The post Keys to Success for Composites in the Architectural Markets – Interview with John Cogger of Innova Engineering appeared first on Composites Weekly.
Oct. 19, 2016 This week, we are discussing opportunities for composites in the Architecture market with William Kimmerle of Kimmerle Group. Kimmerle Group is a multifaceted architectural design firm with headquarters in Harding, NJ and the Urban Studio office in NYC. This firm has an extensive portfolio of work in corporate, commercial, healthcare, urban design, education, and historic preservation. William has been with Kimmerle Group for more than a decade in varying capacities ranging from senior designer to senior project manager. He contributes a leading voice to the firm’s development, and corporate and institutional practices; leads the firm’s New York City Urban Studio offering; and has led the expansion of the firm’s procurement practice, Workspace, since 2011. On this episode, we’ll be discussing one of their recent projects in Long Island City, NY where they are using carbon fiber structural reinforcement. We’ll be talking about how they are using carbon fiber in this specific project, some of the exciting opportunities ahead for these materials, and the reason architects today are really attracted to composite applications instead of conventional building techniques. You can find more about Kimmerle Group and some of their recent projects, visit The post Opportunities For Composites in Architecture- Interview with William Kimmerle of Kimmerle Group appeared first on Composites Weekly.
Oct. 11, 2016
This past week at CAMX, I had the opportunity to interview John Schweitzer of the ACMA. John is the Senior Advisor to the President with the American Composites Manufacturers Association, and on this episode, we’ll be discussing the ACMA’s political action committee (PAC) and why it is so important for today’s manufacturers. John explains one of the... The post Discussing the ACMA PAC – Interview with John Schweitzer, Senior Advisor to the President appeared first on Composites Weekly.
Oct. 6, 2016
On this episode, I welcome Joshua Leath on the show to share some background on his company and the products they offer to the industry. Joshua is the product manager for Fibre Glast Developments Corporation – a company that offers a complete line of fiberglass supplies and composite materials including fiberglass cloth, epoxy resins, carbon... The post Helping Fabricators Today Build Better Composites – Interview with Joshua Leath of Fibre Glast Developments Corporation appeared first on Composites Weekly.
Oct. 4, 2016
This past week at CAMX, I had the privilege of talking with Tom Dobbins, president of the ACMA and Arseniy Bolotsko, director of digital strategy with the ACMA. We discussed one of their most recent projects, Composites Lab. Composites Lab is a comprehensive online resource dedicated to educating anyone who has an interest in composites today. Before CompositesLab, there was no central online resource like this. As the voice of the composites industry, the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) felt compelled to change that. Their mission has been to educate others about composites and their many benefits and uses. Composites Lab is meant for anyone interested in learning more about composites – From the architect considering these materials for their next project, to the high school student who needs a primer on the topic before writing a paper. This education platform demonstrates how composites are being used in a wide variety of markets including: Aerospace Architecture Automotive Energy Infrastructure Marine Military and Sports and Recreation Composites are the material of the future, and this new site is the first step in making sure the world knows more about these amazing materials. On this episode, both Tom and Arseniy will be discussing the mission behind Composites Lab, how it was developed, and finally how people can use this resource to learn everything from processes (open mold, closed mold, cast polymer molding), to materials and industry applications. You can learn more about Composites Lab by visiting The post Discussing Composites Lab with Tom Dobbins and Arseniy Bolotsko of ACMA appeared first on Composites Weekly.
Sept. 28, 2016
On this week’s episode out at CAMX 2016, Nina Zerman of Ship and Shore Environmental Inc. joined me to share some background on her company. Nina is technical sales & marketing manager for Ship & Shore. They are a complete source for industrial air pollution control as well as heat and energy recovery systems. With offices based... The post Providing Energy Efficient Solutions to Meet the Demands of Environmental Regulations – Interview with Nina Zerman of Ship and Shore Environmental, Inc. appeared first on Composites Weekly.
Sept. 21, 2016
This week, I welcome Dr. Francesco Fornasiero on the show to discuss some his research in developing a composite material that makes military uniforms breathable and could protect soldiers from biological and chemical agents. Dr. Fornasiero will discuss his team’s work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in fabricating flexible polymeric membranes with aligned carbon nanotube channels as moisture conductive... The post Protecting Soldiers on the Battlefield with Composite Technology – Interview with Francesco Fornasiero of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory appeared first on Composites Weekly.
Sept. 15, 2016
This week, I welcome Dr. Anthony Rollett on the show.  He is the co-director of the NextManufacturing Center and professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He’s an expert in the 3D printing of metals and his research focuses on microstructure, strength of materials, constitutive relations, texture, porosity and formability. On this... The post Solving Porosity Issues in Metal 3-D Printing with Anthony Rollett of NextManufacturing Center appeared first on Composites Weekly.