Investigation of Measuring Large Threads with Gages of Light-Weight Material. Phase 2
Final rept. Oct 1972-Jun 1974
WATERVLIET ARSENAL NY PRODUCT ASSURANCE DIRECTORATE
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An experimental investigation of the dimensional stability of composite thread gages was undertaken. Interest was focused on the effect of composite material, filament tension, man-ufacturing process wet pre-preg material, molding, filament-volume ratio, internal geometry plain diameter ring, 6V6 thread and acme thread gages and thickness, at two or more levels. This phase concentrates on the filament winding process rather than the vacuum molding process. It can be concluded from this rather limited study that curing temperature is the most impor-tant parameter in obtaining dimensional stability of the compo-site gages. Tension of winding and thickness of the samples played a secondary role in achieving dimensional stability. Due to the limited investigation of vacuum molding, no definitive conclusions on dimensional stability were reached.
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