Sep 14, 2015 . Reducing Complexity: DARPA Seeks New Composite Material and Process for Manufacturing Small Parts. New composite feedstocks could reduce the cost and production time of small, lightweight composite parts—increasing military system performance and compressing tool development and fabrication.
Although ancient in concept, the realistic exploitation of composite materials is relatively new. The logical principle of improving engineering materials by combining them to produce new materials with novel properties has engendered new developments in materials research and has demanded increasingly sophisticated.
Dec 1, 2015 . Composites have emerged in recent years as a valuable class of engineering materials. They offer many attributes not attainable with other materials – they are lightweight, yet offer stiffness – and as a result can be .
Feb 4, 2016 . Abstract. The use of methacrylic acid (MAA) in medicine was poorly investigated in the past but can be of great importance because the incorporation of hydroxyapatite (HA) can lead to new composite materials with good properties due to the strong electrostatic interactions between carboxylate groups of.
They are calling their new composite material "unobtainium." Since the late 1950's, aerospace engineers have used the term "unobtainium" when referring to unusual, very costly or UN-obtainable materials. The name unobtainium may even sound familiar but you can't quite place the reference. Yes, you guessed it; It's the.
Jan 20, 2017 . For both new construction projects and renovation/replacement work, lightweight and corrosion-resistant plastic composite materials compete with traditional materials in residential, commercial, and industrial construction applications, including pipe, sheet piling for retaining walls, shingles, and concrete.
Oct 12, 2015 . These industries will be transitioning from traditional materials like steel or iron in their products to more advanced composite materials for several reasons that I will discuss later. Composite materials are not new to the market segments I will be examining, but they will see large increases in the amount of.
Find design and production news, advice and features about composites innovation, and composite materials. This section covers new and exotic materials including fibre reinforced plastics (FRP) from carbon and glass fibres, epoxy resin systems, pre-preg, filament winding, bio fibres and natural composites, graphene,.
To create a new type of catalytic gas diffusion layer for a high-temperature hydrogen/air polymer-electrolyte membrane fuel cell (HT-PEMFC), a new electrospun carbon nanofiber (CNF)-based platinized nanocomposite was formed. Its structure was studied by scanning, high resolution transmission and scanning tra.
Jul 25, 2016 . At the 2016 Farnborough International Air Show, QinetiQ unveiled a composite material which it says can help reduce the impact of aircraft crashes.
New 3D printing process can control fiber orientation in composites. A novel 3D printing method can yield unprecedented control over the arrangement of short fibers embedded in polymer matrices. 29 January 2018. Comment now.
Dec 19, 2014 . Composite materials made of carbon and glass are making rapid inroads into the traditional markets for building materials in India, threatening to take it over.
The polymer resin matrix being tested for this new class of composite materials is made from a special formulation of resveratrol, which can be economically and sustainably manufactured on an industrial scale using advanced biotechnology and fermentation, converted to a thermosetting monomer, and then polymerised.
This timely volume presents a range of critical topics on the use of composite materials in civil engineering; industrial, commercial, and residential structures; and historic buildings. Structural strengthening techniques based on composite materials, including, but not limited to,
Borrowing from pastry chefs, engineers create nanolayered composites. Method to stack hundreds of nanoscale layers could open new vistas in materials science. July 21, 2016.
The results of several FP7 projects concerning new methods of production, testing and applications of composite materials reinforced by carbon fibers and carbon structures and metal and ceramic composites for thermal protection system for space applications will be presented at proposed symposium. Special time will be.
Recognizing the need for a more resilient material, AFRL commenced its design of a new application based on AFR-PE-4. The polyimide's maturation culminates work begun in the late 1990s toward a new composite material. The successful demonstration of this AFR-PE-4-based design prompted the technology's.
Jun 18, 2015 . It's not a new idea. Humans have been using composite materials for thousands of years. Take mud bricks for example. If you try to bend a cake of dried mud, it will break easily but it is strong if you try to squash, or compress it. A piece of straw, on the other hand, has a lot of strength when you try to stretch it.
New composite material made of carbon nanotubes. Date: November 22, 2017; Source: Kiel University; Summary: Due to their unique properties, carbon nanotubes would be ideal for numerous applications, but to date they cannot be combined adequately with other materials, or they lose their beneficial properties.