Author: AKeson

Vacuum Infusion Processing

Resin infusion processing offers several advantages over traditional open mold processing techniques. All of the reinforcements and core materials are placed in the mold without resin, so care can be taken for close fit and...

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A couple of design considerations

FRP Composites have their own special set of considerations in design and use. And we will discuss a few here. The traditional fiberglass (unsaturated polyester with glass reinforcement) uses gelcoat on the molded (decorated)...

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Curing Mechanisms

Temperature plays an important role in the curing process of the resins used in composites. Many of the resins are setup for room-temperature curing. This requires that the ambient room temperature is ideally set between 65 and...

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Stiff to the core

The thickness of the laminate will affect its stiffness. Stiffness can be increased by adding structural supports to the backside of the laminate, such as bulkheads and stringers in a boat. Another way to increase stiffness...

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Model and Sculpture

Composites have great effectiveness for creating low-volume and one-off production runs. A quick layup can be shaped over a rough foam carving before being sanded, smoothed, and painted. Autobody filler (Bondo) is shares the...

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