Article - 6 Sep 2001
Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of typical properties.
Article - 23 May 2001
Aluminium, glass reinforced plastics and fibre reinforced composites are the main materials used in small commercial marine craft. Each of these materials has its place in the industry and its...
Article - 1 May 2008
Aluminium is ideal for the construction of small leisure boats, luxury vessels, workboats, fishing vessels, and patrol boats through to some of the world’s largest high speed passenger / car ferries....
Article - 12 Feb 2004
Genmar will begin implementing VEC-Sheild finish, a gel coat replacement for fibreglass boat hulls, later in 2004. Posted February 11 2004
Article - 20 May 2002
Composites are common place in automotive and aerospace applications, however they have not been exploited in building and construction. LTM provides a technology and advantages that could potentially...
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.
Article - 15 Aug 2006
The never ending life cycle of aluminium is described, from mining of bauxite to alumina production and then onto aluminium smelting, to the manufacture of aluminium products both semi-finished and...
Article - 7 Jul 2004
Scientists at the University of Virginia have announced the discovery of a non-magnetic amorphous material that is three times stronger than conventional steel and has superior anti-corrosion...
Article - 5 May 2003
The use of aluminium in the transpostation industry is on the increase. The reasons for this are described. The benefits that aluminium brings to the industry, the environment and society are...
Article - 3 Aug 2001
Carbon fibres exhibit generally superior performance in tensile, compressive and flexural properties as well as fatigue resistance however, they are expensive and exhibit lower impact strength....