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Rock West Composites Exhibits at the United States Sailboat Show 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rock West Composites Exhibits at the United States Sailboat Show 2019 With a new focus on the marine market, Rock West Composites is exhibiting for the first time at the United States Sailboat Show in October 2019. Whether for business or individuals, the company’s extensive off-the-shelf and custom advanced composite product lines have many applications and offer many advantages to the marine industry. Salt Lake City, UT – September 10, 2019 – Rock West Composites (RWC) will be exhibiting at the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland

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5 Things You Should Know Before Ordering a Telescoping Tubing System

Rock West Composites offers a variety of telescoping tubing systems. Consequently, we get a lot of calls from customers asking for advice on how to design their custom system and what to order. While we are always happy to assist, this can be a difficult task for our staff if you don’t know the basics of your specifications. Here are the basics that every customer should know before trying to place an order for telescoping tubing. What is the required length when fully extended? Every telescoping application will have a maximum reach that the user is trying to access. In general a longer

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5 Things to Know About DIY Carbon Fabricating

You can go online and find all sorts of videos explaining how you can make your own DIY carbon fiber parts at home. We would never discourage anyone from doing this. In fact, a lot of our customers are DIY fabricators. But we would caution people new to the composites world to take it slowly. Anyone can make any process look simple in the era of modern video technology. But for every one of those 'too easy to be true' videos you find on YouTube, there were plenty of hours of work that didn't make the final cut. After all, video producers do not want you to see their failures. Below are five

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Yes – DIY Carbon Fiber Fabrication is Possible

Most of the customers who purchase carbon fiber materials from Rock West Composites are pros. They use what they buy from us to fabricate individual parts and finished products they intend to sell to their own customers. But believe it or not, some of our customers are DIY fabricators. Yes, DIY fabrication is entirely possible. It is true that carbon fiber and similar composites are complex materials with a lot of science behind them. But you don't have to go through the expensive and labor-intensive process of creating carbon fiber for your own layouts. You can buy carbon fiber sheets&

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Composites Bonding Tips and Instructions

Probably the most important thing in bonding composites is being prepared. There are several steps that must be completed sequentially and a few supplies you must have. And you don't want to mess up perfectly good tubes because, after you've mated the set, you remember that you forgot to put bond beads in the adhesive.DETERMINE YOUR RESIN SYSTEMS NEEDS And choose the adhesive accordingly. Use our cheat sheet (Adhesives Table) and consider the following: Work Life – How much time before the mixed adhesive becomes non-workable? Typical ranges are from 5 minutes (fast) to 120

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