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Tool Design Article Published in SAMPE Magazine June 2018
Effect of tool design on thermal management in composites processing: Tooling decisions have a significant impact on the thermal response of composites manufacturing systems at multiple scales. This work highlights broader eff orts to formalize science based composites manufacturing practices to reduce manufacturing risk, cost and development time frames. For full article … TOOL DESIGN
June 22, 2018

The Composites Research Network (CRN) is a collaboration of academia and industry partners supporting the composites industry in Western Canada and beyond. It was launched in January 2012 with a $9.8m investment from Western Economic Diversification Canada. Vision: A vibrant leading-edge composites industry, supported by the CRN and partner organizations. Mission: To create knowledge in practice documents that enable effective and low-risk knowledge-based composites manufacturing and design. Location: The CRN has its hub at The University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver and other nodes located across Canada.    

SME Project Summaries

The Composites Research Network works with small- and medium-sized companies (SMEs) to support the continued growth and maturation of the composites manufacturing capacity. This work takes the form of short term projects which address the business needs of the client organization while also connecting to the underlying fundamental science which supports composites manufacturing.

A Polymer Composite Rotor Shaft for Vertical Axis Hydrokinetic Turbines

Efficient Process Optimization for Carbon Fibre Epoxy Bike Components

Delaminations in Waterjet Cut Fibreglass-Phenolic Composite Panels – Phase 1

De-moulding and Surface Quality

Design of a Stand-alone Weathering Station

Dimensional Control of Boat Decks

Durability and Interfacial Quality of a Gelcoat and Concrete Mixed Coating of a UPE Sprayed-up Laminate – Phase 1

Effect of Manufacturing Workflow on the Moisture Resistance of Polyester and Vinyl-ester Based Composites - Phase 1

Outdoor Storage of Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) Moulds

Parallel Gelcoat Cracking in Boat Decks

Polyurethane to Polyurea Spray-Up Processing – Phase 1

Resin Degassing before VARTM Processing

Room Temperature Curing of Polyester and Vinyl-ester Based Composites

Thermal Contact Resistance and Process Modelling

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