Document Category: Composite Techniques

Flexural Modulus In Composite Parts

Modulus is a measure of a composite’s resilience while it is placed under constant increasing stress situations. In other words, […]

Kitting Cloth & Your Layup Process

When it comes to layup processes, attention to each in every minuscule detail can make the difference in a scrap […]

Demolding Your Composite Part

Your part is done, now what? What do you do first when taking the part out of the mold? Do […]

What Is Max Vacuum You Can Achieve and Does CFM Matter?

Vacuum Pressure, one of the most used “tools” of the composite trade. Its importance is applying consistent equal pressure upon […]

What To Do When Your Part Sticks In The Mold

There are various reasons as to why a part may stick to a layup mold. Most often, the mold release […]

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 […]

Carbon Fiber & Concrete Repair – An Unlikely But Very Compatible Duo

Think Carbon Fiber is just for lightweight applications reserved for aerospace, auto racing, and small projects? You may think differently […]

What Temperature Rated (Tg) Resin Do I Really Need For My Job?

Glass-Liquid Transition, Glass Transition or simply “Tg” is a transition of a given polymer from a solid state to a […]

Galvanic Corrosion – Carbon Fiber and Aluminum

Aluminum and Carbon Fiber are both renown for providing lightweight strength and high-performance mechanical properties to components and assemblies. These […]

When To Turn Off The Resin Flow During Vacuum Infusion

Vacuum Infusion can seem like a daunting task. Besides the work that goes into all the set-up, knowing when to […]

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 […]

Bonding Composites To Metal And Other Substrates

As part of composite processing, it becomes necessary to bond pieces of composite laminates to metal, such as steel, aluminum, […]

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