FABRICATION TECHNIQUES FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE MATERIALS.
MONSANTO RESEARCH CORP ST LOUIS MO
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Under the classification of Fabrication Techniques for High Performance Composite Materials there have been three specific areas of interest around which the literature search has centered. These areas are 1 fabrication of composite materials, 2 fabrication of shapes using composite materials, and 3 fabrication techniques which could be applied to the manufacture of composites. The first category includes any technique or process by which a composite material is made, such as filament winding or matched die molding. The second includes fabrication techniques in which composite materials are used to make a particular shaped product, such as thermoforming of fiberglass reinforced plastic FRP sheets to form automobile fenders. And the third area involves fabrication techniques which are not normally used with composites but which could be adapted to composite materials fabrication. An example of this would be calendering techniques, usually employed in forming thermoplastic film, but which could be used to form FRP sheets or film. These three areas have served as guides in searching the literature, and are areas in which literature on fabrication techniques has been found. Author
- Refractory Fibers
- Laminates and Composite Materials