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  • Hi Tommy, Great question! In supporting Scott's sentiments, I do think the industry will bounce back once the "shelter-in-place" orders are lifted. I think that we need to be preparing NOW for when ...

  • Hi Tommy -- I believe a number of SAMPE constituents, members, non-members and composites engineers and scientists might be asking the same questions. Looking back to the days and weeks after 9/11 I believe ...

  • Given the current economic conditions, do you think the composite industry is in a good position to bounce back once all the shelter-in-place orders are lifted? What can we do (as current members of the ...

  • Hi everyone,     SAMPE is excited to announce a 17-part educational video series on current and upcoming trends in thermoplastics, including aerospace applications, co-consolidation, success factors ...

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  • Hi Louis,  Thank you for the response. I am using Wabash Compression Molding Press for the process, and we do apply Vacuum, apart from the pressure applied by the platens. May the vacuum being applied ...

  • Muthu -- Are you using anything to move gas from the laminate during the molding operation?  If not, the first thing I would do is try a layer of peel ply on one or both sides of the laminate.  Be sure ...

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  • Dear Tyra, Thanks for reaching out and I feel motivated to actively get involve in this great society as I know there are people to reach out to for information's and also interested in getting feedbacks ...

  • Hi, I am manufacturing flat composite laminates in a compression molding equipment, and the resin flow is not uniform and there are spots in the middle. I am not sure how to avoid this issue, and if there ...

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  • The achievable fibre volume fractions will depend on the clamping force available on the mould and the reinforcement format, but might sensibly be around 20% for chopped strand/random swirl reinforcement, ...

  • Typical fiber volume fractions for infusion are between 55-70%. Thus, resin volume fraction would be dependent upon this and many other variables such as the yarn size, fiber form (or weave style), channel ...

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