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Laminating Resins

Resin Drum

Learn about the various types of resins used in laminating composites. Understand their advantages and their weaknesses.

Composites / Plastics Spotlight10

Composites / Plastics

Aftermarket Carbon Fiber Parts

Wednesday July 31, 2013

Just because the aftermarket part looks like carbon fiber, does not mean it is. The part could actually be died fiberglass, a vinyl sticker, or perhaps just a single layer of carbon fiber with multiple layers of fiberglass below. The point is, it is important to know what you are really buying.

Applications of Pultruded Composites

Wednesday July 31, 2013

If you want to make  profile fast, high quality, and with little scrap. Chances are pultrusion is for you. There are a few industries which have realized this, and most everything in that category is made through the pultrusion process.

Prepreg Basics

Sunday June 30, 2013

If one is designing a product out of carbon fiber or fiberglass, using prepregs can be an excellent choice do to their consistency and ease of manufacturing.

Uses and Importance of Plastics

Sunday June 30, 2013

It wasn't too long ago that anything made of plastics was thought to be inferior. Now, with advanced engineering and processing methods, plastics are often far superior to other material options. A great example of this are fleece jackets, which are now made with recycled PET water bottles.

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