The use of composite structures is increasing constantly in the last years, pushed by advantages of reduced weight and high strength. Moreover, the recent scenario points out a great attention on thermoplastic matrix composites due to their intrinsic recyclability as well for their possibility to re-use and re-manufacturing. However, the adoption of these materials can be further appreciated considering the secondary material workability as far as by demonstrating the possibility to re-manufacture the thermoplastic composite. The proposed work presents an experimental analysis carried out to investigate the downstream workability of a thermoplastic composite by one of the most versatile and flexible process. Glass fiber reinforced Polyamide 6 is the investigated material and the Single Point Incremental Forming is the implemented manufacturing approach. Since the composite matrix is characterized by a glass transition temperature higher than 50 °C, an external heating source has been necessary to perform the process in “hot” conditions. The process feasibility was fully demonstrated as well as the same was optimized in order to derive proper guidelines that can drive the process designer in the method star-up.
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|Titolo:||A new approach for forming polymeric composite structures|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|