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Production of customized hybrid fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite components using laser-assisted tape placement

 
: Brecher, C.; Emonts, M.; Stimpfl, J.; Kermer-Meyer, A.

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Denkena, B.:
New production technologies in aerospace industry : Proceedings of the 4th Machining Innovations Conference, Hannover, September 2013
Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2014 (Lecture Notes in Production Engineering)
ISBN: 978-3-319-01963-5 (Print)
ISBN: 978-3-319-01964-2 (Online)
pp.123-129
Machining Innovations Conference <4, 2013, Hannover>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IPT ()

Abstract
The aim of Fraunhofer IPT is to fully exploit the potential of fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites based on prepreg technology and to achieve at the same time a broad industrial application. Investigations at Fraunhofer IPT have proven that the use of laser-assisted tape placement enables high lay-up rates of thermoplastic prepregs (tapes) with in situ consolidation regarding the local stiffening of plastics and composites. After the optimization of this process for the manufacture of carbon fiber-reinforced components Fraunhofer IPT developed and successfully demonstrated strategies to manufacture advanced composite components via laser-assisted tape placement that combine different polymers and fiber-reinforcements. By the possibility to apply fully automated the most beneficial material in the place, orientation and quantity that's needed, a cross-industrial applicability of this process is ensured.

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