1. bookVolume 5 (2022): Issue 1 (April 2022)
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Development of a Novel Hybrid Manufacturing Technology For Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Thermo-Plastic Composites

Published Online: 20 Jul 2022
Volume & Issue: Volume 5 (2022) - Issue 1 (April 2022)
Page range: 39 - 44
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2601-8799
First Published
30 Jan 2019
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

In this study, we present a novel approach for the production of continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites by combining injection molding and additive manufacturing. After exploring the design requirements, we manufactured inserts via continuous fiber-reinforced 3D printing, then we used them as reinforcement for injection-molded samples. Improper fiber placement can cause warpage as the continuous fibers prevent shrinking; however, warpage can be compensated with the insert geometry. The reinforcement resulted in an increase of about 30% in the properties tested.

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