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Composites

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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

Manual Prepreg Lay-Up

By
Andrew Mills
Andrew Mills
Composites Manufacturing Research Centre, Cranfield University
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United Kingdom
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Published:
2001
Page range:
470 - 476
Publication history
November 01, 2001

Abstract

Prepreg hand lay-up process is versatile, reliable, cost-effective, and high quality process for fabricating large or small components. This article discusses the technique characteristics and applications of prepreg hand lay-up process. It describes the stages involved in the process of lay-up, namely, lay-up definition, ply-kit cutting, layup, debulking, and preparation for curing. The article concludes with a discussion on the component properties and design guidelines of the prepreg hand lay-up process.

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Andrew Mills, 2001. "Manual Prepreg Lay-Up", Composites, Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson

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