June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
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Developing a Lab Scale Solvent-Based Prepreg TreaterA lab scale continuous process solvent-based prepreg manufacturing machine (prepreg treater) isa useful tool for small-scale production runs carried out by research teams involved in variousprojects related to advanced composites. Such a machine can also be used in school laboratoriesfor teaching purposes. However, industrial compact prepreg treaters available for purchase arevery expensive. This document details the work done by undergraduate students at WesternWashington University to design, develop, and qualify a modestly budgeted, solvent-basedprepreg manufacturing machine to be used for investigation of new prepreg resin systems. Thesteps undertaken to manufacture the machine and qualify it are explained in detail and can behelpful to educational institutions that may have requirements of such a treater for researchand/or teaching.
Larson, N., & Rasnack, W., & Hoekstra, N., & Boland, C., & Leone, E., & Santos, I., & Healy, K. R., & Chawla, T. S., & Shoepe, S. (2015, June), Development of a Solvent-Based Prepreg Treater Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23867
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