Procedures for production of composite materials

There are many procedures for producing composite materials: Automated Lay-up, Prepreg Lay-up, Spray and wet Lay-up, Filament Winding, Pultrusion, Resin Transfer Molding (RTM), Compression Molding, Injection Molding etc. Before approaching to the composites production process, a proper matrix (polymer matrix), proper reinforcement-particle (CNT reinforcement for a polymer matrix), proper reinforcement (glass, carbon, aramid in various shapes) and at the end, proper method for production of composite materials need to be selected. The manner of processing, and the procedures that would be used, give the composites creator an open possibility to compose a material that will suit the needs for a suitable strength and stiffness for a certain composite application. Of course, it's not only necessary for us to know how much is the volume of the reinforcement or the matrix, but also how the composite is produced, meaning what’s the procedure for producing a composite. If the characteristics of the reinforcement and matrix are known, analogous to the rule for compounds, the characteristics of the composite can quickly be calculated. The whole procedure for producing advanced composites and their implementation at the world market industries, is a basic aim of this Institute and is shown on the following picture.

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