Document Category: Composite Fabrics

Prepreg Selection: Double Sided vs Single Sided

Prepreg selection is usually based on characteristics such as service temperature, ultimate strengths in each direction, cured density, or tack. […]

How To Keep Weave Straight and Aligned

Keeping a weave straight and aligned is critical in keeping a balanced layup accurate. In carbon parts especially, having an […]

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

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

Sizings – Why Do They Matter

Sizings are surface coatings on fibers that hold two major roles in making fibers effective today throughout the composite industry. […]

Resin to Fiber Ratio Explained

When it comes to figuring out how much resin is needed for a given project, planning is key. Investigating how […]

Making Cutting Templates For Molds

Ply cut templates for layups should arguably be made into a process of its own. Well before resin is ever […]

Why Many Thin Layers Are Better Than A Few Thick Layers

When choosing a specific fabric for a given project, there is more than just the selection of carbon vs fiberglass […]

How To Properly Trim Kevlar Parts

Kevlar is the lightest weight and toughest fabric type widely used in composite industry. It is used today as a […]

Shelf Life & Storage of Composite Materials

“Shelf” or “Storage” life are both important characteristics in nearly all composite fabrication products. It is a given material or […]

Composite Sleeving

Composite Sleeving is used worldwide to fabricate products ranging from aerospace grade rocket bodies to the automotive industry in air […]

What Is 1K, 3K, 6K, 12K, Denier & Dtex

Chemistry is a subject on the forefront of composite arts. Chemistry has everything to do with understanding how composite fibers […]

Composite Reinforcements: Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass and Kevlar

There are three main types of reinforcements used in composites today: Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass, and Kevlar (Aramid). When used in […]

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