Effect of compression pressure on compression transfer molding

Wen Bin Young, Akey Chen

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Abstract

Compression transfer molding (CTM) successfully combines the benefits of resin transfer molding, while eliminates some shortcomings and becomes the most appropriate method for fabricating large size components. However, no related documents that explore the effect of CTM's compression force on the part quality are available. In this study, the efforts were devoted to the investigation of the compression pressure of the part quality in CTM. A model was developed to estimate the injection time in order to switch from the injection to compression stages. Two major experiments are conducted in this study. One utilizes an air bag aided large-size mold to study the effect of compression pressure on the quality of the products. Different compression pressures are used for (the compression action to evaluate their effect on the product quality. The second test is similar to the first, but uses different injection pressures instead. The recorded injection times for different injection pressures are used to compare with the predictions of a proposed model developed to evaluate the injection time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
JournalZhongguo Hangkong Taikong Xuehui Huikan/Transactions of the Aeronautical and Astronautical Society of the Republic of China
Volume34
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Mar 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering

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