Current tools used to calculate and convert weights and materials are:

  • Resin Formula Calculator which calculates the overall density and price of a resin system
  • Volume-Weight Fraction and Density Calculator which converts volume fractions to weight fractions and calculates the overall density of a composite.
  • Unit Converters:
    • Roving Linear Weight Converter which converts between commonly used units for the linear weight of a roving
    • Material Areal Weight Converter which converts between commonly used units for the areal weight of a fabric
    • Density Tool which converts between commonly used units for density

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