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Request Twin Screw Extruder to Enhance DoD Interested Polymer Nanocomposite Research and STEM Program

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Technical Report,01 Feb 2015,30 Apr 2016

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Howard University Washington United States

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In comparison to our existing melt compounding, the requested twin screw extruders have a number of benefits 1 continuous processing with high consistency, 2 high processing productivity, 3 remarkable mixing quality, 4 high flexibility of screw design, thus 5 can meet specific requirements for a wide range of polymers and composites. Particularly, because of the similarity between twin screw extruder and industrial manufacturing, the twin screw extruder will provide greater potential to translate the lab research to industrial manufacturing process. First, the high productivity and remarkable mixing quality of the twin screw extruders will significantly enhance the polymer nanocomposite research such as anti-scratch coating, high k materials and tissue engineering. Second, the flexibility of twin screw will strengthen the collaborations between PI and other faculty members thus will enhance the interdisciplinary research throughout the entire University. Third, the new equipment will enhance the Universitys STEM program by providing them more research opportunities with multidisciplinary training, which can significantly enhance the education and STEM programs for African American students, thus will provide more African American STEM workforces to the nation.

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  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Miscellaneous Materials

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