The Qimtek Blog

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    Composites: A Design Revolution

    Sarah Venning Friday, July 12, 2019

    Composites have slowly risen in popularity to enable revolutionary advancements within a number of sectors, with no limit to the applications in which they are found. Here is an industry-by-industry breakdown of the ways in which composites are making headway.

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    Aluminium Within Architecture - What Are the Benefits?

    Expired User Thursday, May 17, 2018

    The benefits of using aluminium in architecture. A quick guide of how to use aluminium extrusion by UK subcontractor ABL Components.

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    The Rise of Composite Materials

    Sarah Venning Friday, September 1, 2017

    Composite materials have been used throughout history, dating as far back as 2100 BC. Today, composites research is being overwhelmed with large sum grants from governments, manufacturers, and universities from all corners of the world, in a bid to further advancements. The aim: cheaper materials, manufactured to design, as kind to the environment as possible.