The combination of material state management (MSM) software and an encapsulated sample rheometer (ESR) enables real-time cure recipe management or cure model development inside the autoclave.
Louis C. Dorworth
Direct Services Manager, Abaris Training Resources
Louis Dorworth of Abaris Training Resources outlines key considerations to make when fabricating quality composite molds to minimize risk of leakage under pressure or vacuum.
When it’s not the tooling, the root cause of dimensionally inaccurate composite parts often boils down to two things: fiber form(s) used and laminate symmetry.
As fabricators continue to manufacture composite tools and parts using an open mold, wet layup process — often with mixed success — it’s important to stress proper preparation, materials, application methods and standardization.
Materials, electrical insulation and certification are all important factors to consider when optimizing electric battery performance against potential thermal runaway.
Successfully using an alternate heat source for repairing composite structures requires an awareness of thermal dynamics and effective heat transfer management.
Composites repairs, such as cobonded tapered scarf repairs, seek to sufficiently restore structural loads so that components perform without failure