11 November 2006
11 November 2006
Ray Publishing’s new book, Automotive Composites - A Design and Manufacturing Guide, is now available through the NetComposites online store.
Sponsored by The American Plastics Council, AOC LLC, Ashland Performance Materials, Bulk Molding Compounds Inc., HyPerComp Engineering Inc., Pacific Scientific, HTL/Kin-Tech Div., and Weber Manufacturing Ltd., this 2nd edition of Automotive Composites - A Design and Manufacturing Guide contains a wealth of information about composites usage in today's vehicles. It contains an industry overview; a fold-out chart that graphically plots each new significant application of composites in cars and trucks over the past 65 years; a database section with technical information about composite materials and part design; interviews with representatives from OEMs and the auto industry about trends in composites usage; and seven chapters covering the full spectrum of exterior, structural, interior, underhood and chassis applications. It is a completely new and updated version of their original Automotive Composites guide first published in 1997.
Significant, real-world examples of composites applications, based on extensive interviews and research, are covered in detail and illustrated with photos. The 100-page book also contains a list of industry resources and information sources, as well as a glossary of terms and a bibliography. It's a valuable resource for automotive composites information.
Fibrelite reports that since the start of its partnership with Trenwa more than 100 precast trench systems integrating Fibrelite composite covers have been sold for use in electrical substations, wastewater treatment plants, chemical refineries and many other applications across North America.
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)’s composites research and development was on display when the Centre for Future Materials (CFM) held its inaugural Open Day.
Haydale has produced and delivered eight composite general transition piece (GTP) sealing systems to National Grid UK, and has received an expression of interest for a further 60 over the next six years.