Composite Material Technology

A composite material (CM) is made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties. The new material may be preferred for many reasons: common examples include materials which are stronger, lighter, or less expensive when compared to traditional material. Based on the type of CM, it is characterized or determined by unusually high strength fibers with unusually high stiffness, or modulus of elasticity characteristics, compared to other materials

CMs are very attractive for aircraft and aerospace structural parts. CMs have been developing for Advanced Space Transportation Program, armor protection for Army aviation and the Federal Aviation Administration of the USA. Additionally, CMs have a decades long history in military and government aerospace industries.

Industries

- Aerospace
- Aircraft
- Military
- Marine
- Automotive
- Construction

Advantages

- Strength
- Stiffness
- Lightweight
- Thermally Stable - Don’t change shape, as they change in temperature
- Tolerant to Fatigue
- Where shape is of critical importance; like aircraft wings
- Environment Friendly
- Recyclable
- Non-toxic
- Non-polluting
- Sustainable
- Energy efficient
- Reduces usage of fossil fuels
- Reduces the waste
- Reduces the usage of raw materials