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Gordon Bates / Arizona Daily Wildcat One of the symmetrical halves of the ASME speed HPV fairing plug waits for further shaping in the AME machine shop on March 22. The six male plug parts will be adhered together, and then a female mold will be formed around it. The materials, left to right, are carbon fiber fabric, carbon/Kevlar hybrid fabric, polyiso' foam, and honeycomb sheets. The honey comb will be a space filler between a layer of Kevlar and carbon fiber to make the fairing's thickness have greater dimension, resulting in more rigidity and a higher impact absorption potential.


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