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Beth Stackpole
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New composite best practices
Beth Stackpole   8/15/2011 8:31:01 AM
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Vistagy's survey shone the spotlight on a number of key trends surrounding composite design and manufacturing. For me, however, one of the stand outs was the fact that best-in-class performers have typically put new processes in place to support and promote the use of composites. Given that the survey didn't drill down into those specific best practices, I'm curious as to what kind of new processes engineering organizations are adopting in order to better leverage composites and achieve gains beyond part cost reduction. Any one out there care to weigh in?

Akmose98
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Other practices that have been suggested
Akmose98   5/8/2012 9:07:58 PM
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Consider fabrication requirements during preliminary design.  This avoids the selection of a design that might be technically elegant but could not be built consistently or reliably

Consolidate sub structures.  If possible co-cure adhesive bonded assemblies

Beth Stackpole
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Re: Other practices that have been suggested
Beth Stackpole   5/9/2012 6:46:19 AM
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@Akmose98: Thanks for the feedback. Nice, practical suggestions for those getting started with composite design. Can I ask what industry you're in and what type of applications you've worked on involving composites?

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Re: Other practices that have been suggested
Akmose98   5/9/2012 12:45:00 PM
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Hello

I'm now an independent consultant for materials and processes, having worked in the field of large composite structures , solid rocket motors, rocket launchers,etc, for about 29 years.  I have authored or edited three books on composites, Filament Winding, Composite Structure Fabrication, Composite filament Winding, Handbook of Composites, 2ond ed.

Thanks for your interest.



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