EB Curing of VARTM Fabricated Maritime Composite Structures
DAMILIC CORP ROCKVILLE MD
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Electron beam EB curing can be used to manufacture composite material components at higher speeds and with greater production flexibility than conventional techniques. Because curing is not initiated until irradiation, timing restrictions associated with lay up and resin infusion can be relaxed, leading to reduced scrap and rework. Furthermore EB curing systems are generally solventless, with fewer VOCs, and therefore more environmentally friendly. This report describes a Phase I SBIR project with the objective of demonstrating the feasibility of the practical application of this technology in the boat building industry.
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Particle Accelerators
- Marine Engineering