Friday, January 15, 2010

Why we need composite materials?

The continued integration of lightweight composites into automotive and transportation will help alleviate the United Sates dependence on foreign oil. In particular, the US dependence on foreign oil supplied by unstable nations (as seen in the map above.)

Composite materials integrated into aerospace, automotive, trucking, and mass transit will all have fuel saving benefits. Additionally, products manufactured with composites will require less energy to transport or ship then traditional materials.

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Composite Material Blog: Carbon Fiber Composite Running Legs
Composite Material Blog: Lightweight Composite Armor
Composite Material Blog: U. Maine's Composite Bridge Technology

1 comment:

  1. I have read your other article about lightweight composite armor and it brings me to this article. What fascinated me is that a lot of people nowadays still doesn't know what are these composite materials. they haven't realized that the non-stick pans they are cooking to are made of composite materials and also the tubs that we soak into when we are taking a bath are made up of these composites...