There are so many composite terms that we use regularly, but sometimes we come across terms which confuse us or we question here at DMC (or we are emailed about!)
So we thought we'd share some with you.
Firstly one of the easiest ways to wind up anyone from a textile background, now working in composites, is to talk about weave structures and crimping. Especially balanced and un-balanced twills, satins and sateens.
Could we all please agree that weave structures were named before they were used for composites and the textile people are right. (Yes I'm a textile person & highly biased, but that's the beauty of being the blog author this week, engineers turn next).
Find out why this should be important by reading more:
This may seem really obvious, but we regularly come across staff from the same company who do use different terms from their colleagues and aren't aware of it. Maybe a pop quiz at work is the answer!
If you would like to brush up on some general textile knowledge, this is a simple, user friendly guide you might like to look at.