How To Tell The Difference Between All Carbon and Carbon Skinned vs Fiberglass Parts

Posted on April 26, 2022

Often fabricators show or even market a composite part that is beautiful, accompanied by a surface layer that has been […]

Building Mounting Tabs into Your Finished Parts

Posted on March 29, 2022

So a car hood comes out of the mold. It looks great. But how are you going to mount it? […]

Humidity and Vacuum Film Tips

Posted on March 22, 2022

Ever take a sample of vacuum film straight off the roll and notice how unpliable or rigid it is? How […]

Reducing Weight In Your Composite Projects

Posted on March 9, 2022

As part of building anything out of composites, (and some form of competitive nature) the question always comes up, “Can […]

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Spraying Clear Coat and Dealing with Pinholes – Part 2

Posted on February 22, 2022

In Part 1 of this brief series we covered everything you’d need to prepare your parts for clear coating. In […]

The Why, What & How of Double Bagging

Posted on February 8, 2022

Double Bagging is a conceptual application of vacuum bagging designed in fabrication of composite laminates. It was first developed in […]

Why Epoxies May Yellow & How To Protect Them From UV Exposure

Posted on February 1, 2022

Epoxies are known for being some of the strongest and most durable resins on the market today. However, one of […]

Guest Post: Creating with Composite Materials – Part 4 – Pre-Pregs, Resin Transfer Molding & Pultrusion

Posted on January 11, 2022

In the penultimate post in this guest series from Chris Rogers from ExploreComposites.com, Chris dives into using Pre-Pregs, Resin Transfer […]

Guest Post: Creating with Composite Materials – Part 3 – Infusion Techniques

Posted on November 30, 2021

We’re back from the holiday break with Chris Rogers from ExploreComposites.com & the third installment of his Creating with Composite Materials posts. This week’s topic is Infusion methods including Vacuum Infusion, VARTM & Closed-Cavity Bag Molding.So you place a stack of dry fiber reinforcement in the mold followed by a vacuum bag with some fancy […]

Guest Post: Creating with Composite Materials – Part 2 – Vacuum Bagged Wet Layup

Posted on November 17, 2021

In the second installment of this series, Chris Rogers from ExploreComposites.com takes us through the process & some pitfalls involved with Vacuum Bagged Wet Layup.

Bagged wet layup is just like “open
molding” up to the point that all the reinforcement and resin are laminated in
the mold. Instead of just moving along and letting the resin cure, […]

Guest Post: Creating with Composite Materials – Part 1 – Building With Composite Materials

Posted on November 9, 2021

Our friend Chris Rogers from ExploreComposites.com
joins us today with this first installment of the various ways you can build
with composite materials. Make sure to check-out more of Chris’ posts and great
information at ExploreComposites.com
.There are lots of different ways to
build with composite materials! The variety can make it really confusing to
choose what path to go down […]

Increasing The Efficiency Of Your Layup Process

Posted on October 26, 2021

When it comes to layup
processes, attention to detail can make the difference between a scrap /
defective part and one of nearly complete perfection. However, it seems that
nothing in the process of layup is ever quick and easy. Between tool
maintenance/cleaning, ply cut, resin prep, gel coat application, surface plys,
resin mixing, bagging schemes, oven setups…………. We get […]