publication . Article . 2016

Manufacturing of composite parts reinforced through-thickness by tufting

Dell'Anno, G.; Treiber, J. W G; Partridge, Ivana K;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2016 Journal: Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, volume 37, pages 262-272 (issn: 0736-5845, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
The paper aims at providing practical guidelines for the manufacture of composite parts reinforced by tufting. The need for through-thickness reinforcement of high performance carbon fibre composite structures is reviewed and various options are presented. The tufting process is described in detail and relevant aspects of the technology are analysed such as: equipment configuration and setup, latest advances in tooling, thread selection, preform supporting systems and choice of ancillary materials. Effects of the process parameters on the preform fibre architecture and on the meso-structure of the reinforced component are discussed. Special emphasis is given to ...
free text keywords: Through-thickness reinforcement, Preform, 3D reinforcement, Composites, Stitching, TTR, Carbon fibre composite, Mechanical engineering, Engineering, business.industry, business, Tufting, Composite number, Image stitching, Manufacturing process, Tuft, Thread (computing)
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