Stokes-Griffin, Christopher; Compston, Paul
The ability of a modern near infra-red laser tape placement system to produce high-quality laminates is investigated by performing short beam strength tests on samples manufactured at different process temperatures from 400 °C to 600 °C at placement rates of 100 mm/s and 400 mm/s. The temperature history in tape placement is highly dynamic and the correlation between the process control temperature, laser power and the consolidation temperature is not well understood. The complete temperature...[Show more]
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