The Strength of Patterned Carbon Fiber Fabrics

Patterned Carbon Fiber Fabrics aren’t just for cosmetic applications. These First Quality fabrics are as strong if not stronger than standard carbon fiber weaves.

Carbon fiber is desirable for many reasons. It is very strong, light and looks great. But, what about patterns that aren’t industry defined?

May 5, 2016   1 Comment

Shrink Tape Puts the Squeeze on Composites

ShrinkTape20% Shrink Tape provides an alternative to vacuum bagging for compression molding. Wrap it up, we’ll take it!

March 28, 2016   No Comments

Simple Female Mold Construction: A Diagram

Of all the advantages offered by composite materials, their ability to be molded to complex shapes is perhaps the most popular. When a shape needs to be reproduced numerous times, it is most efficient to build a tool or mold within which the part can be fabricated. Molded parts emerge perfectly shaped every time and require little post-finishing work.

March 24, 2016   3 Comments

The Weaves of Composite Fabrics

WovenFabricIt’s not just about cosmetics. The weave of fabric reinforcement impacts fabrication from lay-up to the performance of your finished part. Find out how.

February 12, 2016   3 Comments

Choosing your Fabric

When it comes to composites, Fiber is king. How can you tell which is right for your project? What are the differences between fiberglass, carbon fiber, and kevlar?

January 14, 2016   1 Comment

Polyester vs Vinyl Ester Resins

Polyester or Vinyl Ester? The resin you choose can have a big impact on the final outcome of your project. What are the differences between Vinyl Ester Resin and Polyester? and which is right for your project?

January 6, 2016   No Comments

Composites 2015 Roundup

The end of 2015 is just days away from ending. Here is our roundup of everything that happened in the world of composites, during 2015. From cool tech news to new guides and resources, all in one place.

December 21, 2015   No Comments

The LAPD is going Electric

Law Enforcement is looking towards the future of transporation, with a potential new fleet of sustainable electric vehicles. Say hello to the BMW i9

December 16, 2015   1 Comment

Using Mix & Pour Foam for Sculpting

Mix and Pour Foam

How can you use Mix and Pour foam in your next sculpting application? Everything you need to know, in order to get started.

December 7, 2015   2 Comments

Basic Vacuum Bagging Set-Up

Vacuum bagging allows fabricators unparalleled quality and efficiency when working with composite materials. Here we will discuss the basics of what you’ll need, in order to start your next vacuum bagging project.

November 23, 2015   9 Comments