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Model 1911 Details

Continuing the work on Model M1911, it is time to get the final details fiberglassed into place. There are some minor things that need to be detailed prior to surfacing the fiberglass with filler. Details around the trigger...

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Alignment Marks

Applying the wet-out fiberglass layers can be a messy experience.  Sometimes these wetout layers are pre-cut and need to be applied in a specific orientation to fit properly. The following is part of the process used during the...

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Facts about Styrene Exposure

Styrene, a chemical used in the manufacture of composite parts made of polyester and vinylester, has been getting a bad name as of late. There has been much debate as to how carcinogenic this chemical is to humans. From the...

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Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines

The whole renewable energy craze has spawned lots of development with wind energy. Many windmills are popping up in the horizontal-axis orientation, much like the traditional Dutch windmills of old. The technology has been...

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Composite Guitar Cases

Not being a musician, I had not been familiar with instrument cases, specifically for guitars. Many of them are made of composite materials, both fiberglass and carbon fiber. The advantages of composites align well with...

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Non-Destructive Testing with Ultrasound

Composite materials can become damaged in many different ways. There can also be flaws in the original manufacturing process. Many times it is necessary to identify any damaged areas within the composites layers that cannot be...

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Chrome Plated Fiberglass

Fiberglass Composite materials can be coated to show many different finished effects.  I ran across a Youtube video demonstrating a spray on chrome process with a fiberglass molded piece. It is interesting to see the change in...

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Wind Blades

The new composites application that everybody is discussing is composites wind blades. The large, three-bladed wind generators have been around for a few decades, mostly in Europe. The U.S. has been catching on in the last...

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