Woven and continuous fiber styles are typically available in various shapes pre-impregnated with the matrix (resin), single-strand unidirectional strips, single bond, satin straps, knitted and sewn.
The short and long fibers are typically used in molding sheets and molding processes. These come in the form of flakes, chips and inadvertent Aluminum Composite Panels and Materials (which can also be made of continuous fibers randomly added until the desired thickness of the layer / laminate).
Impact, shock or repeated cyclic loads can cause release of the laminate at the interface between the two layers, a condition known as delamination. Individual fibers can be separated from the matrix, eg drawing steps.
Aluminum Composite Panels and Materials may fail at the microscopic or macroscopic level. Compression errors can occur both on a macro scale and for each single reinforcing fiber in compression strings. Disorders may be stresses failures pure components or degradation of the Aluminum Composite Panels and Materials on a microscopic scale where one or more layers of the compound fail in voltage fail matrix or bond between the matrix and the fibers.