Composite/Fiberglass Definitions Part 4

Carbon fiber-Also called graphite. It is known for its’ strength, being light weight and for its’ good looks.  It is commonly used in the automobile, sporting goods and aerospace industry.  A yard of carbon fiber cloth has millions of microscopic filaments all bundled together.   For instance, in a 3k fiber fabric, each tow (or bundle) […]

Composite/Fiberglass Definitions Part 1

To fully understand the composite processes, it is important to be familiar with the “lingo” used. Over the next couple of weeks we will be discussing commonly used words in the composite/fiberglass world. Composite– A combination of fiberglass and resin. Fiberglass fabric (including chopped strand mat, carbon fiber, aramid, and roving) is just a limp […]