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The Business News - Advanced Composite Products and Technology establishes operations in Wisconsin

May 9, 2019 - Advanced Composite Products and Technology Inc (ACPT), a manufacturer of composites, is establishing its first Wisconsin facility in Marathon County–a $5.2 million project expected to create 13 jobs over the next three years.

"Advanced Composite Products and Technology is an industry leader in composite manufacturing, and I congratulate them on their decision to establish operations in Wisconsin,” said Mark R. Hogan, secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the state’s lead economic development organization. “Companies have a choice when deciding to expand, and ACPT’s decision to open a facility in Marathon County is a testament to Wisconsin’s strong business climate and dedicated workforce.”

Getting Shafted - Carbon Fiber Shafts Put More Power to the Ground

When it comes to going fast, many concentrate on producing more power at the engine. Unfortunately, any experienced racer can tell you it is not hte power at the crankshaft which propels the vehicle. In actuality, it is the percentage of this crankshaft power which makes it to the ground that is the true measure of performance...

Composite Shafts Drive Home Winner

Houston, TX - A one-ton racer, rolling as a 150-plus mph laboratory, accelerates the research process helping to create after, longer-lasting cars for tomorrow's buyers...

Getting the Shaft - Spin to Win With Carbon Fiber by Richard Holdener

Performance is a funny thing. When the discussion turns to improving a vechile's acceleration capabilities, the first thing come to mind is adding horsepower. This makes sense, since acceleration is merely a function of horsepower vs. weight: The more power you have to accelerate a given weight, the better it will accelerate...

Carbon Fiber Driveshafts; The High-Tech Connection by Bob Wallace

When you build a high performance 5.0L Mustang, a race-prepped "Pony," or other type Ford, you spend lots of hours and tons of money on your engine, transmission, clutch (or torque converter), and rear end. Brakes, springs and shocks, and the right tires and wheels also get plenty of thought and dollars invested...

A Safer Way to the Checkered; Carbon Fiber Driveshafts by Stacy Barnett

A major concern for most racers is driveshaft failure. And not just driveshaft failure, but the tendency for these whirling missiles to break, stick in the dirt and send the race car flipping end-over-end down the track...

Advanced in Composite Drilling Components Lead to Evaluation for Critical E&P Applications

Composites have been accepted for being used in many petroleum exploration and production applications. Use has progressed from more mundance ladders, rails, pipes and conduits through decking and suckerrods to where more critical components are now being evaluated. New technical capabilities not available with metals, reduced weight and even cost savings are potentially to be realized the components discussed here include...

American Oil & Gas Reporter Article - Composite Drill Pipe Perfect Fit for Short-Radius Drilling

With much of the nation's "easy-to-produce" oil and gas gone, many U.S. companies are looking for lower cost methods to recover the oil and gas that was bypassed when many of the nation’s fields were first developed. Short-radius horizontal drilling is one technology that is being used to recover oil and gas from bypassed zones, many of which are shallow and of low productivity. However, one of the challenges facing the shortradius drilling industry is the need for reliable drill pipe that can withstand the stress of drilling through short-radius-of-curvature bends for extended periods of time. A new, lightweight, flexible drill pipe engineered from space-age composites rather than steel has the potential to fill that need, extending the life of existing wells as well as reducing the cost of drilling new horizontal wells....