Distributor David H. Sutherland & Co. Inc. (Beaverton, OR, US) will debut a new product line for tooling. C270TW is a 900-gsm, 24k carbon twill weave fabric that is said to offer excellent machinability, good infusion capability and fast layer builds. Also features will be E 260 woven fiberglass, an 880-gsm twill weave E-Glass construction fabric that reportedly infuses well, builds quickly and is compatible with a variety of resin types.
Editor PickComposites in the Martian suit
When humans do finally travel to Mars, they will have to be well protected from a less-than-hospitable environment. The suit designed to do the job is already in development at NASA, and it relies heavily on composites.