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Making a Small Mold

There are many methods and materials that can be used for making a fiberglass composite mold. I found a video from Eastbay Composites that demonstrates a method for making small molds in a very quick and inexpensive fashion....

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Vacuum Bagging Video

Vacuum bagging is a process that requires unique materials and processes, but can be simple to operation in an ongoing basis. There are many advantages to vacuum bag molding, a few of which include: Improved resin/glass ratio...

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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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Curing and Shrinkage

A very important aspect of thermoset resins is their cure cycle. Unsaturated polyester and vinylester, along with epoxy, require time and temperature in order to achieve what we call “Crosslinking.” This is the the...

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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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