COMPOSITES

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  • Created by: Abigail
  • Created on: 16-05-15 09:53
  • in industrial end-uses theres a growing need for cost-effective materials that combine strength and functional properties

GLASS FIBRES AND CARBON FIBRES;

  • in the transport industry, compistes are often used in car bodies, etc
  • could combine a base reinforcement material like glass fibre with plastic resin
  • more recently, plastic composites include carbon fibres which provide high strength with lightness
  • used in structural composites for aircraft
  • in the hand lay-up process, a woven mat of carbon fibres is placed by hand onto the surface of a mould then combined with a liquid polyester resin - brushes/rollers remove trapped air

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