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Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003041
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... Abstract Autoclave molding is a process used to impart a controlled heat and pressure cycle cure to a layup. This article describes the materials used for preparing a layup, including peel ply, separator, bleeder, barrier, breather, dam, and vacuum bag. It describes the major elements...
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Published: 01 November 1995
Fig. 18 Autoclave molding pressure pad More
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Published: 01 January 2001
Fig. 7 Autoclave molded Lola Formula 1 car chassis upper half. Courtesy of Nigel Macknight, Motorbooks International More
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003036
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
..., and autoclave molding - suited for making parts on open-faced molds using polyester and vinyl ester resins. The article also provides information on mechanically assisted lay-up which can be automated to alleviate some of the manual work. autoclave molding contact molding hand lay-up mechanical...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003419
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
... Abstract This article describes the characteristics of thermoplastic composites and its material forms. It presents the steps and considerations in manufacturing the thermoplastic composites. The article describes the various techniques of manufacturing, such as consolidation, autoclave molding...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003404
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
... autoclave molds. electroforming fiberglass machining computer-aided design nickel coefficient of thermal expansion compression molding metal autoclave mold tooling fabrication ELECTROFORMING is the production or reproduction of an article by electrodepositing a thickness of metal onto...
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Published: 01 January 2001
Fig. 2 Autoclave curing mold for aircraft radome More
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003398
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
... the resin selection in designing the composite for use in a particular application. The article illustrates the various methods that are used to process a composite component, namely, wet lay-up, autoclave, resin transfer molding, and vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding. It provides a discussion...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003476
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
... also serves to account qualitatively for the intractable nature of condensation-type polyimides at an early stage of their process cycle. Fig. 2 Effect of formulated molecular weight on resin flow of HTS graphite fiber-PMR High-pressure (compression) and low-pressure (autoclave) molding...
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Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003412
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
... and circulate it uniformly within the vessel, a subsystem to pressurize the gas stream, a subsystem to apply vacuum to parts covered by a vacuum bag, a subsystem to control operating parameters, and a subsystem to load the molds into the autoclave. Pressure Vessel The pressure vessel shell provides...
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Published: 01 January 2001
methods): resin flows through stationary fiber network. Examples are liquid composite molding, thermoset pultrusion, filament winding, and autoclave. More
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Published: 01 January 2001
Fig. 8 Lola BMS Ferrari Formula 1 car. All structure, including wings, fairings, and monococque, is molded by hand lay-up of woven prepreg and autoclave cured. Courtesy of Nigel Macknight, Motorbooks International More
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003409
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
..., predominantly manufactured using 120 °C (250 °F) curing epoxy- resin and woven intermediate-modulus (IM) fiber prepreg. Fig. 7 Autoclave molded Lola Formula 1 car chassis upper half. Courtesy of Nigel Macknight, Motorbooks International Fig. 8 Lola BMS Ferrari Formula 1 car. All structure...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003403
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
...-performance advanced composite molds and fixtures has evolved from company proprietary methods to more conventional industry standards. The advent of low-temperature curing prepregs for high-temperature service has changed the course of the advanced composite tooling industry. The ability to lay-up...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003407
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
.... These types of molds are adequate for low-temperature cure; for higher-temperature prepregs, the selection of mold materials and fabrication techniques requires more care to ensure stability of the tooling at higher temperatures. Spars are usually manufactured from prepreg materials and often autoclaved...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003425
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
... on a contoured mold tool (may autoclave after to get full compaction). Contoured tape laminating Similar to FL, but uses wider slit tape (7 cm, or 2.75 in.), better for large gentle contour parts such as wing skins Thermoforming Press Sheet or tack seamed stacks are heated in an oven, shuttled...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003413
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
... Disadvantages of liquid molding Versus open mold/wet laminating Reduction/elimination of VOC emissions Improved uniformity, quality assurance Two cosmetic faces Reduced labor costs Higher investment costs–tooling and equipment Versus prepreg processing/vacuum bag and autoclave Reduced...
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Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003010
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... (265–300) (c) 130 (265) Fabrication methods Compression molding Yes Yes Yes Yes Injection molding Yes Yes Yes Yes Transfer molding Yes Yes Yes Yes Autoclave molding Yes Yes … Yes Filament winding … Yes … Yes Spray-up … Yes … … Pultrusion … Yes...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003431
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
... affordability, out-of-autoclave curing has become a common goal. Processes such as vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding, resin transfer molding, electron beam curing, room- temperature curing, oven curing, and resin-fiber infusion are being adopted to meet the new affordability objectives. The tooling...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 2A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 November 2018
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v02a.a0006519
EISBN: 978-1-62708-207-5
... Autoclave dewaxing is the most widely used method. Saturated steam is used in a jacketed vessel, which is generally equipped with a steam accumulator to ensure rapid pressurization, because rapid heating is the key to success. Autoclaves are equipped with a sliding tray to accommodate a number of molds...