This volume demonstrates that modern composite materials are well within the scope of those with even limited practical experience. It guides the reader through successful design solutions in glass-reinforced plastic, carbon fibre and kevlar.Successful Composite Techniques Keith NoakesSubtitled: A Practical Introduction to the Use of Modern Composite Materials.
This expanded edition of Noakes best-selling work contains practical information on the use of modern composite materials. Kevlar, glass-reinforced plastic, carbon fiber and other advanced synthetics, including thermoplastic composites, are fully detailed. Wet and dry laminating, pre-preg lamination, pre-preg tooling, composite tubes and pipes, fabrication by cut and fold, composite design and repair are all covered in this updated and expanded third edition. New chapters include coverage of resin casting, compression moulding, resin transfer moulding and some aircraft applications. Expanded 3rd ed. Sftbd., 8 1/4"x 1 3/4", 176 pgs., 174 b&w ill.While composites such as Kevlar and carbon fiber have many applications for automotive, motorcycle and aviation enthusiasts, most do-it-yourselfers fear composites are solely the province of talented shop pros. In this new title, however, straightforward instructions and photo illustrations take the mystery out of processes like wet and dry laminating, pre-preg lamination, fabrication by cut and fold, design, resin casting and compression moulding.
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