Where is the best info to learn about new composite constr?

Discussion in 'Education' started by Archive, Jun 12, 2001.

  1. Archive
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    Archive Senior Member

    Where is the best/what is the best way to lear about new techniques to replace laying up fiberglass by hand? I seems there is a little in and afew companies doing this no no great source. Help
     
  2. Archive
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    Archive Senior Member

    Try articles in Professional Boatbuilder Magazine http://www.proboat.com on injection molding/SCRIMP and prepregs. SCRIMP is used by TPI, Hinckley, and North End Composites. Prepregs are used by Turner Yachts (Canada) and all builders of America's Cup boats, such as Eric Goetz. Before these techniques came along vacuume molding was state-of-the-art.
    Also check out http://atlcomposites.com

    North End Composites: http://www.necomposites.com

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    Stephen Ditmore
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  3. Gades
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    You should have a look at http://www.spsystems.com/.

    SP Systems: Composite Engineering Materials.

    They'll send you a CD with some information about their products. You might fin it interesting to read.

    Also, get in touch with Peter Doe (I Eng, MIET), Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Technology at Southampton Institute. He knows a lot about it. You can reach him at peter.doe@solent.ac.uk
     
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