Materials used to manufacture composite components and structures must be tested, assessed and certified to meet a variety of mechanical requirements. Finished parts also must be tested to make sure they meet dimensional requirements.
Dr. Donald F. Adams compares the three basic types of shear-loaded compression test fixtures.
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Jim Martin to lead materials testing and analysis business in the Northeast US.Integrating NDI into manufacturing: Online inspection of CFRP prior to cure CompositesWorld
Esmeralda Cuevas, head of NDT technologies at Tecnatom SA (San Sebastian de Los Reyes, Spain), details efforts of the TARGET project, which investigated how to integrate NDI into the composites manufacturing process prior to cure stage.Looking for Lindberghs CompositesWorld
Every paradigm-shifting invention throughout human history has been met with skepticism. CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan says the composites industry has need of those willing to attempt what most believe impossible.Incremental thinking just won’t cut it! CompositesWorld
Composites industry consultant and regular CW columnist Dale Brosius says if this industry is to have a future that goes anywhere profitable, then we've got to get off the road we're on and map out a whole new way to think about the tasks at hand.Portable coordinate measuring machine CompositesWorld
Hexagon Metrology reports that its 4.5.4 SF coordinate measuring machine (CMM) has been updated to expand capabilities.