Voids in Composites

August 08, 2017

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.

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Bend, Don't Break: High Strain Composites

May 22, 2017

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.

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Composite Manufacturing: Chemical Vapor Infiltration

May 09, 2017

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.

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Epoxy Granite

May 02, 2017

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.

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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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