publication . Article . 2016

Manufacturing of composite parts reinforced through-thickness by tufting

Giuseppe Dell'Anno; J.W.G. Treiber; Ivana K. Partridge;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2016
  • 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: Tufting, Through-thickness reinforcement, Preform, 3D reinforcement, Composites, Stitching, TTR, Carbon fibre composite, Manufacturing process, Image stitching, Mechanical engineering, Computer science, Thread (computing), Tuft, Composite number
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