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The violin is steeped in culture and history. It came on the scene in its current form in 1550. Since then, it’s been played around fields of battle, saloons, and concert halls around the world. Although a timeless, classical instrument, there’s a new technology that is taking this heavenly instrument to new heights, and that technology is...
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Fiberglass is the “workhorse” of the composite industry. It’s used in a ton of applications due to its strength and low costs. However, other fibers are utilized when there’s a need for something a little more. Carbon fiber weaves are a great option for their low weight, high stiffness and conductivity, and appearance. Aerospace, sporting...
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In 1958, carbon fibers were first invented, but it wasn’t until 1963 that the strength of this material was realized. Ever since then, carbon fiber has grown in popularity for huge projects and even smaller ones like ring creation. In fact, many men are opting for carbon fiber rings because of the amazing properties the material has. What...
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Are you looking to keep up with the best innovations? Carbon fiber is changing the world we live in and is used in a range of industries from aerospace to medicine. Sports are no exception. The future of cycling is heading towards carbon fiber bikes and it’s going there fast. Keep reading to learn all...
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One of the more interesting discoveries of the last few decades is carbon fiber. While most often used in industrial applications, such as aerospace or automotive manufacturing, carbon fiber is extremely versatile. In fact, one of the uses for carbon fiber is consumer products. That means you’ve got a whole new range of potential products for...
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Construction materials have pretty much remained the same for ages. Stone, wood, mud brick, and even concrete have remained the building materials of choice throughout much of history. Primitive composite materials have a long history. With the remarkable growth of technology, the use of advanced composites in construction has now become possible. So, here’s a look at some ways companies are...
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In 2019 the global market for marine composites was valued at around $4 billion USD. The use of composites in the marine industry is a growing trend that will continue to accelerate in the future. The marine environment is one of the harshest places to test the structural integrity of building materials. In the past, the marine...
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Composite manufacturing is a burgeoning industry that contributes $22 billion to the U.S. economy each year, meaning there’s no shortage of quality vendors out there. But how do you know which one is best for your company? Do you pick a random credible name out of a hat and hope for the best? We surely hope not....
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There’s nothing like carbon fiber. Carbon fiber manufacturing is a unique method and fascinating when explored in greater detail. To learn all about carbon fiber, continue reading below. The Lowdown on Carbon Fiber Manufacturing Like other materials, quality carbon fiber starts with a base component: polyacrylonitrile (PAN). 90% of carbon fibers are made out of that....
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There are lots of different types of composite materials, but what is a composite material? A composite material is a simple combination of two or more materials, usually with different properties used across various industries. So, read on for a list of composite materials and to learn more about them. List of Composite Materials Composite materials are...
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