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Composites, the Wave of the Future

January 20, 2009

Author: Michael Rossol, University of Washington Material Advantage Chapter

Publication history: Accepted from the Fall 2008 Materials Radio podcast contest (sponsored by the ASM K-12 Education Subcommittee)

The world is made up of three main types of materials: polymers, ceramics and metals. When two or more types are combined, a composite is formed. Composites are special as they combine the advantages of the materials they are made out of to form better materials.

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