Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Machining Composites

The machining of composites can be a daunting task. However, one must remember that it is less of a cutting process as done for wood, metals, and other materials.

It is much more similar to a grinding process similar to what is used in cutting ceramics or concrete...

Here is a good article on machining composites:


Friday, February 20, 2009

Super Composite Ping Pong Paddle

Sunflex now sells the ultimate aerospace grade ping pong paddle. It has a balsa core with carbon fiber ribs. The handle is also graphite to help absorb shock.

This can be yours for $69.95

See More at Sunflex

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Great Use of Composites: Robot Costumes

Here is a niche company that makes massive robot costumes. These are not costumes your mother made for you, these are legit, molded fiberglass and painted with high quality automotive paint...

Check em out:

Robot Costumes USA

Monday, February 2, 2009

First Pultrusion Company in Dubai

Pultron Composites, a pultrusion company from New Zealand is claiming to be setting up the first pultrusion factory in Dubai.

The middle east, and Dubai in particular is a ripe area for structural composites, and in particular pultrusions. The enviroment is extremely corrosive, and it seems they have an abundance of the raw materials FRP composites, ie fiberglass (silca aka sand) and resin (petrolium product).

More information:
Pultrusion Information