Article - 16 May 2001
Greatly improved mechanical and servicable properties when compared with unmodified PA 6/12. Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of typical properties...
Article - 1 Jun 2011
Resin infusion in reinforcement in the manufacture of composite materials and components causes some thermal changes that can be detected and used to determine mold filling and resin curing. This...
Article - 13 Sep 2001
The 316 family is a group of austenitic stainless steels with superior corrosion resistance to 304 stainless steels. They also have excellent toughness and can be used in the food, marine, chemical...
Article - 31 May 2011
In composites, heat transfer follows resin injection and this heat transfer is very sensitive to processing conditions. High-quality heat flux sensors permit detection of resin flow front and helps in...
Article - 21 Nov 2009
After 304, 316 is the most common stainless steel on the market. It is an austenitic grade with the addition of 2–3% molybdenum which further improves corrosion resistance. It is often referred to as...
Article - 1 Mar 2005
The first phase of a new £12 million hi-tech research centre that will lead the way for greater use of 'composite materials' was opened today. Focus areas for the resaerch centre are aerospace,...
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 - 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 - 7 Nov 2001
431 is the most corrosion resistant of the martensitic grades. It has excellent tensile and torque strengths and toughness. Consequently it is suited to bolts and shaft applications e.g. nuts and...
Article - 20 Apr 2001
This article briefly describes what thermoset composites are, provides properties of some common examples and outlines design considerations and market trends.