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When two or more materials are combined by bonding
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Glass reinforced plastic
Advantages- Excellent strength to weight ratio, water resistant, can be repaired easily, wide range of colours as pigments can be added to resin. Disadvantages-Expensive material, high quality mould needed. used for- canoes, fairground rides ect...
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Carbon fibre
Advantages- Excellent strength to weight ratio, can be formed into complex aerodynamic structures. Disadvantages- Very expensive material, cannot be easily recycled, cannot be easily repaired as structure loses integrity. Used for- sports equipment
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MDF (medium density fibre board)
Advantages- Less expensive than natural timbers, isotropic (no grain- so won't split) consistent strength. Disadvantages- Swells and breaks when water logged, heavier than most, dulls blades quicker, slightly toxic. Used for- Flat pack furniture ect
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explanation of glass reinforced resin
The composite is ma
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Card 2

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Advantages- Excellent strength to weight ratio, water resistant, can be repaired easily, wide range of colours as pigments can be added to resin. Disadvantages-Expensive material, high quality mould needed. used for- canoes, fairground rides ect...

Back

Glass reinforced plastic

Card 3

Front

Advantages- Excellent strength to weight ratio, can be formed into complex aerodynamic structures. Disadvantages- Very expensive material, cannot be easily recycled, cannot be easily repaired as structure loses integrity. Used for- sports equipment

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Advantages- Less expensive than natural timbers, isotropic (no grain- so won't split) consistent strength. Disadvantages- Swells and breaks when water logged, heavier than most, dulls blades quicker, slightly toxic. Used for- Flat pack furniture ect

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

The composite is ma

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

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