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Our Story

I started working with composites back in 2013. Right now, My company AJ Hartman Aero specializes in manufacturing carbon fiber parts for race cars. We grew the business from a single initial part, to well over 70 different parts and over six figures a year in sales. More and more I get people asking me about making parts, but I soon came to the realization that I can not make every part every person wants or needs. So the idea to start this website hit me. It's not always financially viable for someone to have us make a single part. Most of the times it is a hobbyist that wants to make a part for their own project and the budget is always tight. So I decided to make a website to gather good information for people to go to so they can learn and attempt the project on their own. Thats how I got started and you can too!

Red Bull Racing RB9 front wing.
Formula One World Championship, Rd5, Spanish Grand Prix, Practice, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 10 May 2013.
Red Bull Racing RB9 front wing. Formula One World Championship, Rd5, Spanish Grand Prix, Practice, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 10 May 2013.

Our Goal

Our goal for this site is to gather the best material and information pertaining to entry, mid level, and even some advanced composite fabrication in one place. Composites projects can range from very easy and low skill, up to being part of some of the most complex machines on earth. Composites are used everywhere around us and can make just about anything imaginable. A good place to start would be with our "Top 3" composite books. Be sure to check back for new blog posts and new book and tool reviews where you can pick up more tips and tricks.

WSPS NASA ESC 09-23-2016 Group C Qualifying Day 1 1076-(ZF-10433-34000-1-003)

Moving forward

Moving forward we will like to add more material to this site to help people learn the art of composites. The blog will be a place where we do reviews on books, tools, or materials, maybe a step by step build of our own, or links to other great articles or videos. We want people to keep coming back to pick up new information and expand their own skill sets to turn their dreams projects into a reality.

Meet the Team

AJ Hartman

I have been working with composite materials since 2005 when I started at a body shop and would work with fiberglass body kits. I really dove into composites in 2013 and started AJ Hartman Aero. I currently race a Mustang in NASA's American Iron class in which I turned a lot of parts into carbon fiber.