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Engineered Materials Handbook Desk Edition

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Michelle M. Gauthier
Michelle M. Gauthier
Raytheon Company
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Compression Molding and Stamping

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332 - 335


The compression molding process is most commonly called the sheet molding compound (SMC) process in reference to the precursor sheet molding compound material it uses. This article discusses the types of materials used for sheet manufacture, and describes the manufacturing and processing parameters of SMC components, providing details on tooling and process advantages and limitations. The article provides a general overview of the types of compression molding processes, including structural compression molding and thermoplastic compression molding.

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1995. "Compression Molding and Stamping", Engineered Materials Handbook Desk Edition, Michelle M. Gauthier

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