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The markets: Boatbuilding and marine (2020)
In the boatbuilding and marine markets, the increasing size and number of outboards per boat is driving the need for reduced weight in composite hulls and decks.
Tech Table: Adhesives
A table of aerospace structural adhesives includes collected from data provided by suppliers.
LORD launches fast cure polyurethane adhesive
Based on polyurethane, LORD Fusor 2001/2003 NG is suitable for bonding composites parts in processes characterized by high production rates.
Structural adhesives, Part I: Industrial
Today’s myriad chemistry options enable formulators to tailor adhesives to customers' exact application requirements.
Composites help Bell V-280 toward Future Vertical Lift
Bell’s design for future military helicopter uses hybrid metal-composite construction and Large Cell Carbon Core technology for unitized wing.
Cast polymer in a new role: Industrial structural repair
Advantic LLC's (Dayton, OH, US) stainless steel/cast polymer "jackets" for this mining company's stockpile canopy's corroding steel support structure offer a life-prolonging solution at less then 40% of the cost of the lowest-priced alternative.
CFRP camera boom enables safe spill inspection
NONA Composites’ 32m REACH structure meets tight remediation schedule at DoE radioactive waste storage site.
Meter/mix/dispense machines: Doubling down on control
The latest equipment solutions deliver lower costs, faster cycle times and better part properties.
Lightning strike protection strategies for composite aircraft
Tried-and-true materials thrive, but new approaches and new forms designed to process faster are entering the marketplace.
Composite booth: ATM delivers "green" in more ways than one
Edra Equipamentos (Ipeuna, Brazil) has developed a composites-intensive automated teller machine (ATM) enclosure that is not only attractive and functional, but also environmentally sustainable.
Bonding Technology: Thermosetting Structural Adhesives
A wealth of epoxies, polyurethanes and acrylics speed assembly and cut manufacturing cost in an ever-wider range of composites applications.