Process Monitoring as an Enabler of Next-Generation Composites Manufacturing
To enable the manufacturing of composite structures without an oven or autoclave, a detailed understanding of the curing behavior of the material is essential. In this paper, with E-TDR an advanced technology is presented that allows a distributed measurement of the degree of cure within the part. The potential of integrating process monitoring technologies into the production chain and creating a highly cross-linked factory environment to manufacture composite parts is discussed also with respect to other manufacturing technologies such as Automated Fiber Placement with prepreg materials. .
Authors: Christopher Buchmann, Franz Engel, Dr. Christian Weimer
Conference: SAMPE Europe Conference 2016