NetComposites’ world-leading technology business undertakes assignments in the following areas of composite materials:
- Materials research & development
- Process development
- Prototypes and pre-production moulding
NetComposites provides research, consultancy, training and information services to the composite materials industry. Our activities are organised into four areas:
Technology: research, development, prototyping and testing of innovative composite materials and their associated manufacturing technologies in our 700 square metre development centre. We have process equipment for compression moulding, prepregging, injection moulding, vacuum forming and resin infusion, as well as materials testing machines and component fabrication facilities.
Insight: training courses, conferences, seminars and workshops on a broad range of composites topics. We also produce market reports, technology roadmaps, foresighting studies and best practice guides, and co-ordinate a number of industry networks including the Network Group for Composites in Construction.
Information: this site provides access to a wealth of composites information including technology guides, the latest industry news, an events calendar, a glossary, an industry directory and jobs listings. Each week we distribute a composites industry newsletter to more than 15,000 individuals.
Store: this site also hosts our online store selling composites related books, DVDs and market reports.
Our experience covers the breadth of composite material technologies, applications and business issues, and companies use us to create innovative composite products and processes, or to advise on trends in the future of the industry.
8 May 2014, WMG, Warwick, UK
NetComposites expands its expertise with additional sample preparation and characterisation capabilities. The new sample preparation equipment, coupled with an SP400 optical microscope from Brunel Microscopes, will allow visual characterisation of materials using a combination of incident, transmitted and polarised light. Polarised light microscopy is one method to assess the crystallinity of polymers, which are becoming increasingly of interest to the composite sector due to their use in thermoplastic composites.