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Honeycomb Structures, Properties and Uses

April 28, 2017

Honeycomb structures are a lattice of hollow, thin-walled cells with relatively high compression and shear properties out-of-plane while boasting a low density.

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Hybrid Composite Materials

April 18, 2017

Hybrid materials are a type of composite in which two components interact at the nanostructure or molecular level. They are used today in such varied applications as corrosion protection, various scratch-resistant and decorative coatings, and dental fillers.

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Piezoelectric Composites

April 10, 2017

Piezoelectric materials generate electric current when placed under stress and will change size or experience mechanical deformation upon being subjected to an electric current.

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High-tech Composites in the Sporting Goods Industry

March 09, 2017

The demand for composites has grown in the sporting goods industry specifically in products such as skis, hockey sticks, fishing rods, and bicycles.

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Natural Fiber Composites: Bast, Leaf and Seed Fibers

February 22, 2017

In the future, natural fiber reinforced composites will gain an even larger presence in the composite materials industry especially as the demand for environmentally friendly products grows.

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History of Composite Materials

February 21, 2017

For more than 5,000 years, composites have been used in applications such as building materials, plastics, insulation, communications, automobiles, and safety and protection.

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Glass Corrosion

February 06, 2017

Glass is generally seen as a highly corrosion resistant material, but despite being good material choice for severe environments, glass can undergo corrosion, known as “glass disease.”

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