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.
Article - 20 Aug 2001
Properties such as low density, good strength at elevated temperatures, high strength and excellent corrosion resistance have seen titanium used extensively in industries such as aerospace, process...
News - 14 Feb 2008
Navtec, the Lewmar rigging division based in Guilford, Conn., has announced the first application of its fully continuous fiber rigging. The 23 meter (75-ft.) carbon fiber spar for the Andrews...
News - 3 Aug 2005
The Australian Stainless Steel Development Association (ASSDA) has released the Australian Stainless 2005 Reference Manual – a 200 page technical resource for specifying and buying stainless...
News - 12 Mar 2008
Without a doubt, the "Kaϊdoz 31" from the French yacht manufacturer Kaϊdoz Plaisance embodies the spirit of its slogan "Vivre La Mer Autrement" ("A different approach to sailing"). In this...
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...
Article - 4 Nov 2019
This article discusses how Coldur-A® can be used as replacement keel bolts when restoring wooden yatchs.