The Composites Division is involved in the research and development of Composite materials used in Aerospace and Defence applications. It is a continuous on-going research on materials and their metallurgy.

A composite material (also called a composition material or shortened to composite) is a material made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties that, when combined, produce a material with characteristics different from the individual components. The individual components remain separate and distinct within the finished structure. The new material may be preferred for many reasons: common examples include materials which are stronger, lighter, or less expensive when compared to traditional materials.

Fiber-reinforced composite materials have gained popularity in high-performance products that need to be lightweight, yet strong enough to take harsh loading conditions such as aerospace components (tails, wings, fuselages, propellers), boat and scull hulls, bicycle frames and racing car bodies. There are many other commercial uses. Composite materials are also becoming more common in the realm of orthopedic surgery.

Composites are extremely versatile products with many advantages over the traditional materials.

Advantages being :
  • High Strength to Weight Ratio
  • Lightweight
  • Fire Resistance
  • Electrical Properties
  • Chemical & Weathering Resistance
  • Colour
  • Translucency
  • Design Flexibility
  • Low Thermal Conductivity
  • Manufacturing Economy
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