Why does my composite mold leak under vacuum or applied pressure?

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.

Carbon Fibers

Doing the twist: A look at dimensional issues in high-temperature cured laminates

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.

Glass Fibers

Fostering best practices for wet layup procedures

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.


Troubleshooting thermal design of composite battery enclosures

Materials, electrical insulation and certification are all important factors to consider when optimizing electric battery performance against potential thermal runaway.

Alternate heat sources for hot-bonded composite repairs

Successfully using an alternate heat source for repairing composite structures requires an awareness of thermal dynamics and effective heat transfer management.

A second look at cobonded tapered scarf repairs for composite structures

Composites repairs, such as cobonded tapered scarf repairs, seek to sufficiently restore structural loads so that components perform without failure

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