stronger than kevlar or carbon...

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by hardcoreducknut, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. hardcoreducknut
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  2. rwatson
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    But for boat building ???

    "water can move easily over the surface/interfaces of the CNCs, thereby allowing water to penetrate far into a composite containing CNCs.

    .......There are several approaches to make CNC composite materials viable choices for real world applications. The simplest, but most limited, is to choose applications in which the composite will not be exposed to water. "
     
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    I guess my idea for this was an alternative to current filler materials for fillets and such.
     
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    true - they will figure out a way to waterprooof it I am sure. At this stage it looks like it would behave like a really bad balsa.

    I would love to see it work as a viable alternative to oil based plastics.
     
  5. tunnels

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    whats new

    Like all new things time will sort it out where it fits and what it wont do !

    ANY ONE INTO USING THE BASALT FIBRE IN BOATS ?? IT HIT THE FLOOR WITH A HISS AND A ROAR AND WAS EVERY WHERE TO BE SEEN , NOW AT THE SHANGHAI COMPOSITES SHOW ONLY FOUND ONE PLACE HAD IT ON DISPLAY !! CARBON DISPLAYS BY THE DOZEN ,GLASS EVERY WHERE AND LOTS NEW WEAVES AND COMBINATIONS OF DIFFERANT GLASSES TO BE HAD :confused:
     
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    It sounds to me that these CNC if allowed to get wet even for a short time will simply fall apart. Think of a sheet of paper, dry it is quite strong to tear, but wet it is mush.
    I bet the strength after a few wet dry cycles is no more, then the entire structure would have to be redone.
     
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    Tim B Senior Member

    We already have a composite material that uses CNCs. It's called wood. It's good stuff, you know.

    Tim B.
     
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    Yes.. thou wondering a bit the why it's not more popular. Many ways better than Glass.
    And there's no need to shout..
     
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