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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Robotic Materials

January 23, 2017

With rapid advancements underway in the field of robotic materials, robotic surgeries, self-adjusting camouflage and prosthetic limbs that can give people back their sense of touch could all be a reality in a few years.

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Stainless Magnesium, Arsenic, Lithium and the Future

January 19, 2017

Magnesium is lightweight, strong enough for many vital applications, and easy to manufacture. Scientists are working to make it corrosion resistant, as well.

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Liquid Metal Embrittlement (LME)

January 13, 2017

Also known as liquid metal induced embrittlement, LME occurs when normally ductile metals experience a drastic increase in brittleness after exposure to certain liquid metals.

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Advanced Composite Materials

December 20, 2016

Advanced composite materials have a long history of use in military and government aerospace applications, but as costs of production decline, they will eventually become more integrated into mainstream markets.

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