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Title: Development of material- and energy-efficient metal sheet based tools for composite manufacturing
Authors: Bens, Jan
Van Mieghem, Bart
Appermont, Raf
Vanhove, Hans
Van Bael, Albert
Duflou, Joost
Ivens, Jan
Issue Date: 24-Jun-2012
Publisher: University of Padova
Series Title: 15th European Conference on Composite Materials pages:1-8
Host Document: European Conference on Composite Materials
Conference: European Conference on Composite Materials edition:15 location:Venice, Italy date:24-28 June 2012
Abstract: Regular composite production moulds often lack material and energy efficiency. These moulds either milled out of solid blocks or laminated over a master model, take long to produce and come at a high cost. In addition, the durability of laminated moulds is limited. The goal of this research is the development and technical-economical validation of faster producible, cheaper, longer lasting and material and energy efficient moulds based on plastically deformed metal sheets. Two equally spaced metal sheets are used to create a cavity through which a heat transferring fluid can flow, ensuring fast and homogenous cooling or heating resulting in reduced residual stresses in the produced composite material. Since the sheets are reasonably thin, less material has to undergo temperature changes resulting in a faster and a more energy efficient process with material-efficient moulds.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Materials Technology TC @ Thomas More Mechelen
Technologiecluster Materialentechnologie
Faculteit Industrieel Ingenieur - KHLim
Centre for Industrial Management / Traffic & Infrastructure
Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation (PMA) Section
Metallurgy and Materials Engineering - miscellaneous
Structural Composites and Alloys, Integrity and Nondestructive Testing

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