Article - 6 Sep 2001
Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of typical properties.
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....
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 - 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.
News - 9 Jun 2011
Nearly 5,000 recreational boats are retired and disposed of every year in Norway– either sunk to the bottom of the sea or burned in a bonfire. Now, researchers have developed a new method for...
News - 28 Sep 2010
Why not let the mast of a sailboat be part of the sail area, which then becomes larger and increases the speed potential of the boat? Tue Pii Korremann, owner of the company Watercraft Innovation,...
News - 12 May 2009
Zyvex Performance Materials (ZPM), a recognized worldwide leader in nanomaterials applications, unveiled a new boat to be built by Strategic Composites and made entirely with ZPM's next generation...
News - 15 Jun 2017
Industrial 3D printer manufacturer German RepRap, based in Munich, first introduced its large X1000 3D printer in 2014, and it’s been evolving ever since.
The industrial printer, with a...
News - 7 Mar 2013
Recreational boat builders are beginning to gain trust in composites that help reduce weight, create higher impact strength, enhance fuel efficiency and design flexibility for their vessels. As such,...
News - 5 Mar 2008
DSM, the innovative partner in sports of the Dutch Olympic Committee (NOC*NSF), is presenting a number of major innovations for the sport of sailing. Marcelien de Koning and Lobke Berkhout, Dutch...