Features for October 2014

This section contains our latest feature articles. A selection of these articles is also published in Reinforced Plastics magazine and in the Reinforced Plastics weekly newsletter.

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Tooling study: Epoxy prepreg improves MRO capabilities for Boeing 777 Tooling study: Epoxy prepreg improves MRO capabilities for Boeing 777

Australian company GMS Composites has developed a low temperature epoxy prepreg tooling system that is proving ideal for repairs to Boeing 777 composite parts.

Laser surface preparation of composite materials (Part 2) Laser surface preparation of composite materials (Part 2)

General Lasertronics Corporation has examined the degree to which laser surface preparation of composite material enhanced the repeatability and fracture toughness of adhesive bonds, compared with conventional abrasive-plus-solvent wipe processes. Robert Cargill and Jim Russell of Lasertronics describe the project.

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Laser surface preparation of composite materials (Part 1) Laser surface preparation of composite materials (Part 1)

General Lasertronics Corporation has examined the degree to which laser surface preparation of composite material enhanced the repeatability and fracture toughness of adhesive bonds, compared with conventional abrasive-plus-solvent wipe processes. Robert Cargill and Jim Russell of Lasertronics describe the project.

Members' Content

Renewable Power Generation 2013 Renewable Power Generation 2013

This special Renewable Energy Focus power generation report reviews the latest REMIPEG (Renewable Electricity Market, Installed Power and Annual Electricity Generation) report, carried out in the first half year of 2014 and presenting an overview for the status of the renewable energy market through the end of 2013.

3D non-crimp fabrics for composite structures 3D non-crimp fabrics for composite structures

Keith Sharp and Katharina Davies (Frey) of SAERTEX USA explain the benefits of the company's 3D non-crimp fabrics (NCF).