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Viking Life-Saving Equipment

On a recent passage along Norway’s fjord-strewn coast, I visited a research, development, and manufacturing faci­l­ity belonging to the well-known life raft manufacturer Viking. Its full name, Viking Life-Saving Equipment,… Read more »

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Thin Ply Prepregs

The recently announced collaboration of U.K.-based Fibre Mechanics and the Swiss company North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) almost seems like Samsung and Apple working together to make better smartphones, on… Read more »

Bob Fournier Crosses the Bar

At the all-too-young age of 62, master builder Robert Fournier, affectionately called by his friends “Boston Bob,” died last April in Pompano Beach, Florida. Fournier’s expertise working with advanced composites… Read more »