Tag: composites

Introduction to Composites Materials

Composites Materials can be difficult to explain and understand.  It is a topic that can be wide-ranging to include several different materials, molds, processes, and applications. The below video is a good introduction, showing...

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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...

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Repairing the Inner Fender

One of my recent projects involved the repair of a 1993 International Medium-Duty truck hood made from SMC. There were several areas needing attention, and one of them was the driver’s side inner fender. This piece had...

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Composite electrical box

One of the composites applications that I found in a junkyard was a composite electrical box.  It was discarded from a former use as an enclosure for electrical equipment in an industrial factory.  Other than some minor...

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SMC Truck Fender

SMC (Sheet Molding Compound) works well for heavy duty truck parts, especially ones requiring complexity, strength, and impact resistance.  One of the projects I am working on is a heavy truck with these SMC parts, including a...

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