A composite is a mixture of two or more materials which are mutually insoluble and as a whole make up a new and improved material. Composites are becoming the desired materials of the future as many new organic and inorganic materials are improved. But in order to keep up with this advancing technology, machining methods must also advance in parallel.
Mark D Mello, Mark D Mello,
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