Article - 16 Mar 2001
The design of a prosthetic leg for an athlete is a complex one, many materials such as polypropylene, silicone, titanium and carbon fibre composites are used, while the design must take into account a...
Article - 15 Mar 2001
Fencing has been brought into the 20th century with the help of advanced materials such as polycarbonate, kevlar and dual phase steel materials.
Article - 9 Mar 2001
This article describes the properties of an unusual material class. Unlike most materials, when stretched in one direction, auxetic materials also expand in the transverse direction, while most...
Article - 19 Feb 2021
A research team at Washington State University (WSU) in the US, has developed a recyclable carbon-fiber-reinforced composite material that could directly substitute conventional non-recyclable CFRPs...
Article - 28 Feb 2005
The Kuka Robotics palletising robots are the first robots in the world to be built from carbon fibre composite materials. These materials were used as they were lighter weight, faster, less expensive...
Article - 29 Sep 2004
The US Army has awarded Goodrich a contract ti develop carbon fibre reinforced composites for use in 81mm mortar barrels. The benefits of using this type of materials are mentioned. Posted July 8 2004
Article - 26 Jul 2005
BAE Systems have built one of the most advanced aircarft structures. The 4.5m carbon fibre fuselage section has been made in a single piece eliminating the need for fasteners. Fibre placement was the...
Article - 4 May 2004
Sailrocket, a carbon fibre reinforced yacht with unique design was launched today. It was built with the sole purpose of setting a new world speed saining record. Posted April 23 2004
Article - 24 Feb 2003
By embedding fibre optic sensors into polymer matrix composites, users are able to receive feedback on the performance of the components such as masts. This type of system can be used to prevent...
Article - 5 Oct 2001
In competitive yachting small advantages can make all the difference. Employing carbon fibre reinforced polymer composites can provide such an edge due to decreased weight and increased stiffness.