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Publisher DOI: 10.1177/089270578900200404
Title: Design and fabrication of an on-line consolidation facility for thermoplastic composites
Language: English
Authors: Werdermann, Cord 
Friedrich, Klaus 
Cirino, Mark 
Pipes, R. Byron 
Keywords: fiber reinforced thermoplastics;preimpregnated tow;preimpregnated tape
Issue Date: 1-Oct-1989
Publisher: Sage Publications
Source: Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials 4 (2): 293-306 (1989)
Journal or Series Name: Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials 
Abstract (english): An experimental apparatus that utilizes continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastics to wind rings and short tubes has been developed. Termed an on-line consolidation facility, preimpregnated tow is consolidated while the ring is being wound. The three most important parameters for the consolidation process are time, temperature, and pressure, and the facility is designed to establish their optimum combination. Therefore, each component of the apparatus provides maximum flexibility and variability in terms of these parameters. This article describes the basic concept of the process and then shows how the concept can be realized. The technique for heating the impregnated tow utilizes infrared radiation. However, additional heat sources are used to provide optimum temperature control at the nip point. Finally, several types of preimpregnated tow are used to produce samples that prove the feasibility of the process and establish acceptable ranges on the parameters.
DOI: 10.15480/882.1581
ISSN: 1530-7980
Institute: Kunststoffe und Verbundwerkstoffe M-11 
Type: (wissenschaftlicher) Artikel
Permission Note: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich. This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
License: In Copyright In Copyright
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