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Aerospace materials research. Researcher working with a composite material intended for use in the aerospace industry. He is using an Instron materials testing machine to test the material and discover its strengths and weaknesses. Composite materials use a combination of materials, usually to produce a composite that is lightweight but still strong. Advanced composite materials used in the aerospace industry are generally based on carbon fibres and epoxy and matrix materials. Photographed at the University of Bristol, UK.
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