Basics of Composite Materials
By Todd Johnson, About.com Guide
- Composite Material Basics
- Understanding Carbon Fiber
- FRP Composite Materials
- Composite Manufacturing Processes
- Products Manufactured With Composite Materials
Composite Material Basics
Composite materials have amazing properties. The features are do to the advance carbon fiber, fiberglass, and polymer resins these composites use. The following resources will help you better understand the fundamentals of composites and should be useful for both the novice and the seasoned engineer alike.
- The Composites Industry
- What is Fiberglass
- Composite Fabric Terminology
- Basics of Polyester and Vinyl Ester Resin
Understanding Carbon Fiber
Carbon fiber is a highly desirable reinforcement used in composites. It is extremely lightweight, strong, rigid, and it has an attractive look. One can utilize these unique properties of carbon fiber, but they must first understand the basics.
- What Is Carbon Fiber
- Carbon Fiber Manufacturers
- Types and Properties of Carbon Fiber
- Converting The Weights of Carbon Fiber Cloth
- Carbon Fiber Tubes
FRP Composite Materials
Fiber reinforced polymer composites, also know as FRP composites, combine structural fiber and polymer resin to create a strong and tough material. Learn about the unique properties and chemistry that makes this possible.
Composite Manufacturing Processes
There are many different methods to manufacturing composite materials. Each have there own advantages and disadvantages. Learn about the different methods of manufacturing FRP composites.
Products Manufactured With Composite Materials
More and more products are being manufactured with composite materials. Below are some of common products and innovate examples of future composite concepts.