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Damaged composite structures are definitely repairable, shown clearly in the before and after images below.
However, there are challenges:
The very basic fundamentals of composite repair include the following steps:
Published courtesy of Abaris Training Resources, Inc
Impact energy affects the visibility, as well as the severity, of damage in composite structures.Learn more
Explains the steps involved.Learn more
Damaged composite structures may be contaminated by fuel, oil, hydraulic fluid, etc.Learn more
Considerations, practicalities and parameters of composite repair.Learn more
Covers some of the basic types of composite repair.Learn more
Which is better?Learn more
Scarfing, or taper sanding, is usually achieved using a compressed-air powered high-speed grinder.Learn more
The repair patch attempts to replace the damaged area in the composite laminate.Learn more
Provides a general outline for the steps involved in a scarfed repair.Learn more
Gives a brief explanation of portable repair systems or "hot bonders".Learn more
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Covers the four common choices and asks, which is best?Learn more
Describes proper thermocouple placement.Learn more
Descibes caul plates and repair tooling.Learn more
Explains the three main purposes for vacuum bagging.Learn more
Defines various terms commonly used.Learn more
Provides a précis of repair methods used.Learn more
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