Voids are unoccupied “empty” spaces filled with gas instead of solid material. As defects, they can cause unpredictable behavior – even catastrophic failure – in the composite.
High Strain Composite (HSC) Structures are a type of composite material that are specifically designed to perform well in a setting in which they will experience a high deformation, or strain.
Chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) is a fiber-reinforced composite manufacturing process in which the matrix is introduced into the fibrous preform through the use of high-temperature reactive gases.
Epoxy granite is a composite material made of epoxy and granite. It has 10x better vibration dampening than cast iron and up to 3x better than natural granite.
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.
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.