Fiberglass and Other Composite Materials: A Guide to High-Performance Non-Metallic Materials

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Fiberglass and Other Composite Materials
Fiberglass and Other Composite Materials
Fiberglass and Other Composite Materials
Fiberglass and Other Composite Materials
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The Fiberglass & Other Composite Materials is a how-to guide to build high performance non-metallic materials for race cars, street rods, boats, aircraft and body shops.

Composite materials, in addition to aluminum and steel, have been used for many years in racing vehicles for their durability and lightness.

And now these space-age materials are being used on street cars, hot rods, muscle cars, boats, light aircraft and more.

Composites covered by this book include:

  • Fiberglass
  • Kevlar
  • Carbon Fiber

Carbon fiber, for example, is used in everything, from sports equipment to home goods, even medical instruments.

If you want to stay on top of this technology, Fiberglass and Other Composite Materials is required reading and one of the best books on the subject. With the information in this DIY book, you will be able to make or repair your own composite body panels and parts.

A must-have guide for racers, automotive enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers, engineering students, body-shop techs and anyone interested in modern composite materials.


Subject: Learn how to make or repair composite material parts for general purpose use or racing applications. ISBN-10: 1557884986 | ISBN-13: 9781557884985 | HPBooks 1498

Specifications
  • Publisher: HP Books
  • Author: Forbes Aird
  • Pages: 154 - Black & white photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-55788-498-5
Table of Contents
TABLE of CONTENTS:
  • A Word About the Second Edition
  • The What and Why of Composites
  • Fibers and Fiber Forms
  • Resins
  • Gel Coats
  • The FRP Shop
  • Health and Safety
  • Wet Lay-Up Technique
  • Advanced FRP Techniques
  • Mass Production Techniques
  • Molds
  • Plugs
  • Materials and Structures
  • FRP as Structural Material
  • FRP Sandwich Construction
  • FRP Repairs
  • Bibliography
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