Spraying Clear Coat and Dealing with Pinholes – Part 1

Posted on February 15, 2022

In a previous post, we covered preparation steps for clear coating laminate parts. In this post we are going to […]

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 […]

February Fabric of the Month

Posted on February 1, 2022

The Fabric of the Month is back and what better way to begin Valentine’s Day month with one of our […]

How To Keep Weave Straight and Aligned

Posted on January 25, 2022

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

What Does Aerospace Grade Fiber Really Mean, And Do You Need It?

Posted on January 18, 2022

“Aerospace Grade” is commonly referenced in the composite industry as establishing a basis of the highest standard within composite grade […]

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 […]

Annual Inventory December 28th – 31st

Posted on December 21, 2021

We will be performing our annual company-wide materials inventory from December 28th through December 31st. Due to the nature of […]

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 […]

2021 Blue Reflections Testing Results

Posted on November 1, 2021

This past year we’ve had reports of our Blue Reflections fabric fading
after time. We investigated and performed our own tests with our partner
Pro-Set to try to get to the bottom of the issues we had been told
about.