Wednesday, April 21, 2010

'The age of composites'

From the University of Washington's College of Engineering newsletter comes a nice story about alumni Peter Janicki (MS '89), whose company Janicki Industries was a critical collaborator in building the moulds for the structure of the wing sail.

Janicki is quoted in the story as saying: "Whenever the human race enters a new age of materials — stone, bronze, iron, plastics — society advances. We are now in the age of composites, but still at an early stage. People all over the world are learning how to use these materials and the opportunities are huge. As composite technology advances, it will flow down to all kinds of products."

The age of composites - that's where AC designers and builders have been living for quite some time already.