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ASM Handbook

Composites

Edited by
Daniel B. Miracle
Daniel B. Miracle
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Steven L. Donaldson
Steven L. Donaldson
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ASM International
Volume
21
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-195-5
Publication date:
2001
Book Chapter

Reinforcing Material Lay-Up Quality Control

By
Barry P. Van West
Barry P. Van West
The Boeing Company
,
Seattle
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Published:
2001
Page range:
685 - 691
Publication history
November 01, 2001

Abstract

In-process inspection during composite material lay-up is essential if the structural, dimensional, and environmental performance designed into a part is to be consistently achieved. This article discusses the requirements to be met by the facilities and equipment to produce high quality composites. It reviews the procedures that are allowed and prohibited in controlled-contamination areas of lay-up. The article discusses significant areas, such as material control and lay-up process, in which quality-control personnel can be effective in preventing production problems. It concludes with a discussion on automated tape laying and fiber placement, as well as numerically aided lay-up process.

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Barry P. Van West, 2001. "Reinforcing Material Lay-Up Quality Control", Composites, Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson

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