Virtual consultant


NetComposites (Chesterfield, U.K.) has launched VirCon (virtual consultant), a free interactive online tool that provides introductory information on composite materials and processes. The consultant provides hundreds of pages of introductory information on all aspects of polymer composites and is divided into seven sections, each dealing with an important aspect of composite materials, processing and applications: Composite overview, material choices, manufacturing methods, structure design, service and support issues, material selector and properties evaluation. The tool can be accessed through the NetComposites site or directly at