Tag: Advanced Composites

Machining Composites

Much like other materials can be machined, so can composites.  Everything from basic fiberglass fabrications to advanced composites materials can be machined to add details and features. This can be accomplished using hand-held...

Read More

Composite Dock

Building outdoor structures around water require special considerations.  Wood rots, steel rusts, and dirt erodes.  Fiberglass composites have been making strides in uses for marine-related activities.  Round fiberglass pilings...

Read More

Machining Composites CNC Video

Much like other materials can be machined, so can composites. Everything from basic fiberglass fabrications to advanced composites materials can be machined to add details and features. This can be accomplished using hand-held...

Read More

GE Building Michigan R&D Center

General Electric recently announced plans to build a new R&D Center in Michigan, near Detroit.  While portions o the Center will house Software Engineers, much of it will relate to advanced composites for renewable energy,...

Read More

Boeing’s 787

Boeing’s 787 will be the first composites-intensive commercial airliner. Traditionally made from aluminum, carbon fiber composites will work to create a plane that is stronger and lighter with fewer manufactured parts....

Read More

Automotive Application: Pickup Box

Fiberglass Composites have been used for ages in the automotive industry. There are advantages to doing this, including corrosion resistance, impact resistance, and weight savings. Toyota pickup trucks from the late 1980’s...

Read More

Fiberglass Fertilizer Box

Composites’ resistance to rust and harsh chemicals along with the ability to form complex one-piece shapes allows for its use as a fertilizer box on an old corn planter. This piece was removed from the original...

Read More

Composite Utility Poles

Composite Utility Poles have been under development for a number of years.  Replacing the existing wooden poles with fiberglass composites have many long-term advantages and yet have many obstacles to implementation.  These...

Read More

RV and Specialty Vehicle Market

One of the industries that makes heavy use of fiberglass parts is in the RV and specialty vehicle market. Mostly centered around Elkhart, Indiana, the manufacturers use Fiberglass in many form and function areas of their...

Read More

Role of Gelcoat

Gelcoat is the decorative surface found on fiberglass parts such as boats, bathtubs, and restaurant seats. This outer layer is needed for aesthetics and protection of the underlying laminate structure. Chemically it is...

Read More
Loading

Categories