Designers of composite parts can choose from a huge variety of fiber reinforcements and resin systems. That makes knowledge of how those materials work together a critically important aspect of part development. Here's a short description of what that knowledge entails.
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There are numerous methods for fabricating composite components. Selection of a method for a particular part, therefore, will depend on the materials, the part design and end-use or application. Here's a guide to selection.
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The rear axle of the new Volvo XC90 crossover SUV will use a composite leaf spring molded by Austria-based Benteler SGL using Henkel's Loctite MAX 2 polyurethane resin in RTM.
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