QUIKTEMP—A New Short-Cycle-Time Manufacturing Method for Thermoplastic Composites Made from Low-Cost Textile Preforms

    Volume 19, Issue 4 (October 1997)

    ISSN: 0884-6804

    CODEN: CTROAD

    Page Count: 6


    Stumpf, H
    Research engineer and professor, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Polymer/Composites Section, Hamburg,

    Schulte, K
    Research engineer and professor, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Polymer/Composites Section, Hamburg,

    Abstract

    Weft-inserted warp-knitting can be applied to produce textile composite preforms comprising both reinforcement fibers and thermoplastic matrix ribbons at comparatively low cost. A newly developed technique (denoted QUIKTEMP) for fast processing of molded parts is presented. As a special feature, the concept allows for the material staying with one mold throughout the process, while the cycle time is still short. Hence, pressure can be applied continuously and without additional cost due to prolonged cycle times.


    Paper ID: CTR10122J

    DOI: 10.1520/CTR10122J

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    Title QUIKTEMP—A New Short-Cycle-Time Manufacturing Method for Thermoplastic Composites Made from Low-Cost Textile Preforms
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    Committee D30