NCN produces best practice guidance for the whole composites life cycle from design to recycling. Written by a variety of composites experts affiliated to NCN, they are rigorous, in depth and practical introductions to various aspects of composite processing.
Current guides are available below. Others that will be published in 2007 include: design codes and standards; NDE; adhesive bonding; and metal matrix composites (including materials properties database).
NCN best practice guides are available to NCN members only. If you are not a member of NCN, you can register for free here
Design tools for FRP structures - best practice guide
Repair of FRP structures - best practice guide
End of life options for composites waste - best practice guide
Nanocomposites technology review
Non-destructive testing of composite materials
Composites standardisation and activities - status review
Metal Matrix Composites (MMC) database
Technical textiles & composite manufacture
TWI, NCN managers, has made its composites information available to NCN registrants. The collection comprises technical FAQs, Knowledge Summaries, Best Practice Guides and conference papers. Click here to access the information.