Building upon the solid foundation of the first edition, this revised and expanded book describes recent advances, adding key information, case studies, and examples that will broaden your knowledge of composites materials and manufacturing methods.The first focus of this text is on materials. Several major chapters are devoted to describing the basic materials that are put together to create composite structures. The book simply and clearly presents the details of why composite materials behave the way they do. Thus composites designers will gain an understanding of the causes of material performance, allowing them a wider choice of materials than might otherwise be possible. Secondly, the book describes composites manufacturing methods, providing tips for getting the best results that weigh the required material properties against cost and production efficiency. ""The Composites Manufacturing Video"" series complements this text. It offers excellent visual representations of the materials and manufacturing methods addressed. You can use the set of eight videos to supplement learning, lectures, and laboratories.