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Updated Articles and Resources

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Updated Articles and Resources
  • Recycling Plastics Created: Sunday, February 26, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Plastic recycling can reduce the consumption of other natural resources like timber, due to its use in making composite lumber and many other products." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
  • What Is Blow Molding Created: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Blow molding is a process used in making hollow plastic parts. There are three main types of blow molding: injection, stretch and extrusion." itemprop="description" Thursday, August 05, 2004 Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013
    MIT, through its OpenCourseWare project, plans to make materials for almost all of its courses available online at no charge.
  • Aftermarket Carbon Fiber Created: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
    The carbon fiber weave is great looking, and provides value and appeal. But, not all carbon fiber is the real thing.
  • Applications Of Pultrusion Created: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
    Pultrusion is the manufacturing method of choice of a number of industries. Understand why pultruded parts dominate various products.
  • Prepreg Basics Created: Sunday, June 30, 2013 Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013
    Prepregs are used in composite manufacturing that requires precision, engineered accuracy, and cosmetic perfection.
  • Uses Of Plastics Created: Sunday, June 30, 2013 Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013
    The uses and importance of plastic materials in our everyday lives is incredible. Most of use touch a form of plastic at any given time, on any given day.
  • Fiberglass Bathtubs and Spas Created: Friday, May 31, 2013 Updated: Friday, May 31, 2013
    Fiberglass is the material of choice in bathtubs and spas, and for good reason.
  • Composite Hockey Sticks Created: Friday, May 31, 2013 Updated: Friday, May 31, 2013
    Carbon fiber composites are the material of choice for hockey. Learn why this sport is turning to advanced composite materials.
  • Question And Answer With Craig Collier Created: Saturday, November 13, 2010 Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013
    Craig Collier is a composites industry veteran. Learn about his latest development in software used in composite design and analysis, Hypersize.
  • Essential Composite Materials Reference Books Created: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013
    The three books every composites engineer needs.: library reference books asm intl new composites asm international undergraduate textbook
  • Experimental Characterization of Composite Materials Created: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013
    A review of the book Experimental Characterization of Advanced Composite Materials
  • Vacuum Bagging: Basics - Composite Materials Created: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013
    Basic techniques for vacuum bagging laminates, from your About.com Guide
  • Looking for Jobs in the Composite Materials Industry Created: Thursday, August 05, 2004 Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013
    Some advice on job hunting in the composites industry, based on personal experience
  • Dictionary of Composite Materials Technology Created: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013
    Introduction to the Composite Materials Glossary.
  • OSP Fairing Project - Composite Materials Created: Thursday, August 05, 2004 Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013
    A weekly series on the development of a new launch vehicle component, from your Mining Co. Guide
  • Vinyl Ester vs Polyester Resins Created: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    Both resins have distinct advantages over the other. Find out the differences between vinyl ester and polyester resins.
  • Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Created: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    Composite materials and carbon fiber make the Dreamliner the most advanced passenger plane to date.
  • Advantages of Composite Materials Created: Monday, April 29, 2013 Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013
    Composite materials are commonly used because their properties create significant advantages in the products that are manufactured from them.
  • Composites In Transportation Created: Monday, April 29, 2013 Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013
    Composites are the material of choice in modern transportation due to their lightweight and high-strength properties.
  • LRTM - Light Resin Transfer Molding Created: Sunday, March 31, 2013 Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2013
    LTRM is the abbreviation for the composite manufacturing process known as Light Resin Transfer Molding.
  • Bio-Plastics Created: Sunday, March 31, 2013 Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2013
    Bio-based plastics are becoming more popular, and are considered sustainable products.
  • Fire Resistant Polymers Created: Sunday, March 31, 2013 Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2013
    Fire resistant polymers are used to keep us safe in transportation and buildings.
  • Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) Plastic Created: Saturday, March 30, 2013 Updated: Saturday, March 30, 2013
    PBT plastic is a useful and common polymer commonly used in children's toys.
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Created: Saturday, March 30, 2013 Updated: Saturday, March 30, 2013
    Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is one of the commonly used plastics. It's wide acceptance in delivering clean drinking water, and removing dirty drinking water has made PVC plastic a useful polymer.
  • Bio-Based Composites Created: Friday, March 29, 2013 Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013
    Bio-based composites use raw materials derived from plant sources. It is a growing movement in composites and plastics.
  • What Are FR Resins Created: Monday, February 25, 2013 Updated: Monday, February 25, 2013
    Fire Resistant (FR) resin and polymers are playing a critical roll in industries regulating fire, smoke, and toxicity.
  • What Are PBT Plastics Created: Monday, February 25, 2013 Updated: Monday, February 25, 2013
    PBT plastics are a versatile engineered plastic polymer with uses in a wide variety of application and industries. Learn more about PBT plastics.
  • What Is PVC Plastics Created: Monday, February 25, 2013 Updated: Monday, February 25, 2013
    PVC plastics are the third most commonly used types of plastic polymers used. Learn about the properties of PVC polyvinyl chloride plastics.
  • Composite Manufacturing Tips Created: Monday, February 25, 2013 Updated: Monday, February 25, 2013
    When manufacturing composites in a production environment, it is important to follow these tips to create better parts, and faster.
  • Uses Of Carbon Fiber Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2013
    Carbon fiber is used because of it's high strength and light weight properties. Learn which industries have adopted this unique material.
  • Compression Molding Created: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
    Compression molding is an extremely efficient method of mass producing plastic and composite products. Learn more about compression molding.

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