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Composite boat builders looking for lighter weights are often also looking for lower costs in materials, labor, and propulsion, too, while some builders have found they must actually pay more for materials and labor. At IBEX 2012, Scott Lewit (Structural Composites Inc.) took part in a panel discussing the spectrum of lightweight boatbuilding and reported on his company's on lightweight composites in military applications. Lewit joins us now with the final results of research t
Composite life-cycle issues are taking center stage as research and development activities are on the rise, developing second life uses for composite waste material and functionally obsolete composite parts.
As technology allows for the successful recycling of composite parts, experts anticipate that industry will embrace the business opportunity of turning functionally obsolete or inoperable composite parts into
The latest issue of ProBoat includes an article by Bob Lacovara that you will want to read before you tune in for this week’s show. We’ll have ProBoat Senior Editor Aaron Porter as well as Bob on the line as we discuss his article, and try to answer your questions about this take on marine composites.
Many thanks again to the clients and supporters of Brian Holiday-El and the growing audience of the Sepiasexual BodyTalkLive! Just as I promised, no need to wait another month because HERE WE GO AGAIN! On Episode 1 of BodyTalkLive, the 6 Sexual Doors were briefly explored and those who tuned in we're finally able to receive the key to correctly engaging the uniqueness of their own sexuality and that of the other. On Episode 2, the 7 Year Cycles underlying the changes an individual goes through internally and externally launched a discussion which climaxed with a Body Talk on Composites (Unions), using the Body Graphs of Joe Budden and Tahiry Jose, giving the listeners part of the information and perspective needed to come to a decision of, loving it, learning it, or leaving it. Our Caller, Phyllis, who made it through the line despite the technical difficulties, reported that what she, "RECEIVED was On Point and Needed."
I surrender to the beautiful feedback and responses from the listeners and you all are right, an hour is simply not long enough, so, the next show will run for at least 90 Minutes and as the audience grows as it has over the last two episodes, I will extend the time again and eventually committ to perhaps airing during prime time. It's been spectacular growing with you all over the last 2 Episodes and I'm earnestly looking forward to growing and learning and sharing with all of you. Thank you again! BHoli
Co-host Donna Smith welcomes Contech Composites founder, Kevin Hodge to the program to discuss the many aspects involved in the increase of modern day diseases, affecting millions of Americans and threatening their livelihood. Topics will include: GMO’s, is the FDA helping? Where are our seeds coming from? The buyout of agriculture lands, and what is wrong with the American diet? Focus will also be placed on many of the causes, how to prevent disease and the cure for such issues.
Ellen Lee: Impassioned Environmentalist Believes Sustainability Equals Sensibility in Both Vehicles and Life
Who: Ellen Lee, technical expert, plastics research Role: Researcher working to replace traditional, petroleum-based plastics with alternative composites that are better for the environment and the customer
Did you know? Lee enjoys reading cookbooks like most people read novels
Visit Ellen Lee at her home in Ann Arbor, Mich., and chances are better than average she’ll be outside, working in the garden.
“We grow...a little bit of everything,” she says, laughing. “I love fresh vegetables. We have 10 raised beds, and that’s not enough. Every year, I say, ‘I need more room!’’’
Lee’s green thumb shouldn’t surprise anyone. At Ford, Lee is part of a unique team that works to make products more sustainable through science and technology innovation. The team researches traditional, petroleum-based plastics and looks to Mother Nature to create alternate composites that are durable, lightweight and better for the environment.
These all-new composite recipes include more natural ingredients, such as soy oil, wheat straw fiber, cellulose and the sugars in corn, sugarbeets and sugarcane.
“One of our biggest success stories so far is soy foam,” Lee says. All Ford North American-built vehicles use bio-based foam in seat cushions and backs. Ford’s use of bio-based foam has helped the company reduce its petroleum oil use by more than 3 million pounds annually and carbon dioxide emissions by more than 15 million pounds.
Even more recently, Ford and Lear Corporation introduced a new head restraint foam with 25 percent of the polyol replaced with soy.
Mike Bergen and Mark Bishop join us with a preview of the IBEX 2013 seminar on this process which offers and interesting alternative to VARTM. Is this the next new boatbuilding technology? What advantages does it have over VARTM? What are the disadvantages? Join us to ask the questions. (But you may need to go to IBEX to hear the answers.)
Diana P. Trepkov is officially a Certified Forensic Artist through the International Association for Identification. She has been involved in 156 Law Enforcement cold cases throughout Canada and the USA which involved her forensic artwork techniques such as; composites, 2D and 3D facial reconstructions, post-mortems, surveillance video drawing and age progressions. Trepkov recently helped to solve 4 high profile cases in the USA. Ms. Trepkov has appeared on national television shows such as CT
Multihull designer Kurt Hughes (Seattle, Washington) joins us to share lessons learned from his "Lunar Lander" project. "The mission," he says, "is to build a line of habitable space landers providing creature comforts with low impact on the land and high amazement factor." Inside the lander, there is open space, with external modules for bath, galley, breakfast nook and storage. On top is a clear geodesic dome with queen size berth under it. The dom
Kevin is hiring and housing ex-offenders for training and production of composite products. Our products include: Composite semi-permanent structures for disaster relief housing and green home use. Small scale wind power generators for residential and lite-industrial.
Elijah Brown is developer of a Phoenix Green Project Housing, to create jobs and training in the Southwest US. www.10greatestcompanies.com
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