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Automated Fibre Placement with In-Situ Ultraviolet Curing and On-The-Fly Resin Impregnation

Di Pietro, Adriano


Vehicle emissions contribute to up to one third of the world's air pollution [1]. Reducing vehicle weight is crucial to reducing these emissions. Composite materials offer high specific strength-to-weight ratios which make them ideal for lightweight applications; however, existing composite manufacturing is slow and expensive. Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) is a state-of-the-art composite manufacturing process but is limited by the low complexity of parts it can produce; the cost, size and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d514b131631d
Access Rights: Open Access


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