All posts by Joanne Fountain

About Joanne Fountain

Joanne teaches Composites Fabrication and Assembly for the Aerospace Institute at St. Louis Community College. She began in the composites industry over 25 years ago as a lab tech performing destructive mechanical tests on composite laminates then moved on to research the embedment of fiber optics to create smart skins. She is well versed in a wide variety of composites manufacturing methods and continues to stay abreast of new trends in the technology.
  • Composites Fabrication Lab Offers Real-World Skills Experiences
    Composites Fabrication Lab Offers Real-World Skills Experiences

    Preview photos of the new Composites Fabrication Lab, furniture and fixtures at the St. Louis Aerospace Institute.

    • Posted August 25, 2011
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  • Composites Assembly Lab
    New Composites Assembly Lab Ready for Students

    In the composite assembly lab students learn how finished composites are tested for structural integrity in a non-destructive environment and what types of machining methods are used on the finished materials as well as a variety of...

    • Posted August 23, 2011
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  • Composite Materials
    Take A Hike!

    One simple way composites save and improve the environment.

    • Posted July 5, 2011
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  • Composites Add Up
    When does 1+1=3? When it is a composite!

    A composite is a brand new material which is created when two or more things are combined, typically some kind of fiber and a resin or matrix which binds the fibers together. When you combine those things...

    • Posted June 3, 2011
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