Next Article in Journal
Thermo-Exfoliated Graphite Containing CuO/Cu2(OH)3NO3:(Co2+/Fe3+) Composites: Preparation, Characterization and Catalytic Performance in CO Conversion
Next Article in Special Issue
Geometrical Description in Binary Composites and Spectral Density Representation
Previous Article in Journal
Porous Dielectrics in Microelectronic Wiring Applications
Previous Article in Special Issue
An Incremental Mori-Tanaka Homogenization Scheme for Finite Strain Thermoelastoplasticity of MMCs
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Materials 2010, 3(1), 563-571; doi:10.3390/ma3010563

Diode Laser Assisted Filament Winding of Thermoplastic Matrix Composites

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via del Politecnico 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 18 November 2009 / Revised: 7 January 2010 / Accepted: 18 January 2010 / Published: 20 January 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Composite Materials)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [727 KB, uploaded 20 January 2010]   |  

Abstract

A new consolidation method for the laser-assisted filament winding of thermoplastic prepregs is discussed: for the first time a diode laser is used, as well as long glass fiber reinforced polypropylene prepregs. A consolidation apparatus was built by means of a CNC motion table, a stepper motor and a simple tensioner. Preliminary tests were performed in a hoop winding configuration: only the winding speed was changed, and all the other process parameters (laser power, distance from the laser focus, consolidation force) were kept constant. Small wound rings with an internal diameter of 25 mm were produced and compression tests were carried out to evaluate the composite agglomeration in dependence of the winding speed. At lower winding speeds, a stronginterpenetration of adjacent layers was observed. View Full-Text
Keywords: diode laser; laser processing; thermoplastic prepreg; filament winding; composite material; thermoplastic matrix composites diode laser; laser processing; thermoplastic prepreg; filament winding; composite material; thermoplastic matrix composites
Figures

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Quadrini, F.; Squeo, E.A.; Prosperi, C. Diode Laser Assisted Filament Winding of Thermoplastic Matrix Composites. Materials 2010, 3, 563-571.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Materials EISSN 1996-1944 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top