Differential Scanning Calorimetry for Simulation and Optimization of the Lamination Process
In this study, two methods for the simulation of peroxide based crosslinking kinetics during lamination were investigated. Firstly, an experimental simulation approach utilizing a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) has been conducted; secondly a numerical simulation approach based on the Friedman method was applied. For comparison the same material has been cured with different lamination parameters. Mean accuracies of the two methods were found to be 3.1% and 4.5%, respectively. The simulation approaches may be a useful tool in rapid prototyping of new materials helping to find optimal lamination conditions without actual lamination experiments.