The Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM) process is a low-cost process for the production of parts of composite material. However the economic convenience is lost when large components should be produced, because of the high tooling cost. The step milling of a resin master and the subsequent deposition of a nickel shell could be a valid alternative for the fabrication of an RTM mould. So far, information about the quality of this method of fabricating RTM moulds is lacking, thus more efforts are needed to quantify the error induced by the manufacturing sequence. In order to control the whole process and to assess the quality of the manufactured part, the dimensional deviation due to single manufacturing steps is evaluated for a reference part. Both traditional pointwise measurements and contactless scanning are used for dimensional inspection.
Dimensional analysis of a prototype mould making process for thermoplastic Resin Transfer Moulding / Atzeni E.; Minetola P.; Salmi A.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 0268-3768. - STAMPA. - 65:1-4(2013), pp. 309-317.
|Titolo:||Dimensional analysis of a prototype mould making process for thermoplastic Resin Transfer Moulding|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00170-012-4170-8|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|