Tag: Marine Composites

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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Auto Racing Composites

Roush Racing takes us viewers on a tour through their composites shop in a short clip from Roush TV. Using mostly carbon fiber and kevlar reinforcements, Roush Racing fabricates many different components for the racing industry...

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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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Composites Outlook

Anybody in the composites industry will tell you that things changed drastically.  Market Analyst Lucintel recently completed a report titled “Global Composites Market 2009-2014: Opportunities, Market and Technologies.”  This...

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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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Low Cost Carbon Fiber

I just found an interesting article about the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and their research on low-cost carbon fiber.  Most of the carbon fiber is currently manufactured with petroleum-based base materials, and ORNL is...

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Cutting Layup Reinforcement

When working with reinforcements in the form of a woven mat, cutting is necessary to allow for proper orientation, workability, and strength. The most common way to cut these mats is with industrial scissors. Other methods...

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Publicly Traded Composite Suppliers

Today I am going to discuss some of the companies involved with supplying the raw materials to the industry. There are literally thousands of companies involved and for this post I am only going to highlight some of the publicly...

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