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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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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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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Composites in the Automotive Industry

October 27, 2016

Composites provide exceptionally high strength to weight ratios, making them attractive materials for use in industries in which weight matters – namely, the automotive industry.

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High Temperature Composites

October 25, 2016

There are many applications, particularly in the aerospace and automobile industries, that require composites with a high temperature resistance. Metal, glass and ceramic-matrix composites provided higher temperature resistance with operating temperatures up to 900° C.

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