Price used not to be a real deal in the Aerospace. It's not true anymore. The rise of new rivals and the amount of part to be produced imposed new manufacturing techniques and better production yields. New challenges come with new solutions.
Composites will play a very important role very soon in the Automotive & Road Transportation sector due to CO2 emission regulations on a global scale. One of the easiest way of reducing a car emission is by enlightening it. Composites are obviously materials of choice for such task.
Ease of application, lightness, mechanical and corrosion resistances, here are few of the advantages of Composites in Construction from individual house to gigantic buildings.
Personal, vehicle and equipment protections take full benefits of composites which absorb of dissipate energy thanks to their intrinsic nature. Moreover, composites allow to downsize of the weight penalty of any protection.
Di-electric properties, insulation, even or heat or electric conduction depending of the fibers and resins selected, composites can be finely tune to meet nearly all the requirements in Electrical' Electronics applications.
Better production yield through lightness, rigidity, high natural frequencies of corrosion resistance... Numerous are the reasons why industrial equipment manufacturers are turning to the amazing properties of composites.
"Built to last" is one of the motto used in the Infrastructure & Civil Engineering sector. Composites fulfill it and help older structures to keep their integrity over time. More and more engineers from this sector leave concrete and steel for smarter solutions.
The Marine sector is one of the very first sector which understood the full benefit of composites and especially its ease of application and corrosion resistance. But Marine is far more than that: an extraordinary laboratory for aging. A boat going across the Atlantic is submitted to millions of cycles.
Conformability, lightness, biocompatibility, a-magnetism, x-ray transparency are some of the properties composites can easily fulfill for an healthier and more comfortable life whatever occurs.
A harsh environment for materials, corrosion, extreme pressures and deep depth are common in the Oil & Gas sector. Some of its problems can only be solved through the use of composites.
Every other composite end-use area is of interest for any research and development related to a composite material.
User safety is the number one rule in the railway sector. Its standards are really stringent but at the same time, this sector is seeking for lighter and more practical solutions. Composites still can win new market share in this rather conservative environment.
Wind Energy, solar panels, energy storage to kinetic energy, water and tidal power... Composites are present in nearly all the more environmentally friendly way of producing and storing energy thanks to their amazing ratio "properties to weight" and their corrosion resistance.
The place to try new materials in a very severe environment in terms of loads or shocks, Sports & Leisure sectors see a continuous development of new materials, applications or processes. The mix of fun and science find its apex thanks to composites.