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Introduction to the processing of thermoplastic composites
May 25, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
Thermoplastic composites offer several advantages over the more conventional thermoset matrix composites such as better toughness and impact resistance, unlimited shelf life, good solvent resistance, potential for low processing time and recyclability. However, thermoplastic composites also present a number of challenges like higher processing costs caused by their processing conditions.
This webinar serves as an introduction to the processing of thermoplastic composites. The different classes of thermoplastic polymers will be reviewed followed by a presentation of the various approaches used to add reinforcements. Key thermoplastic properties related to their processing will be discussed. A review of the main processing methods to make thermoplastic composites will be presented. Finally, general processing guidelines will be provided.
This presentation is part of CKN’s ongoing Application + Impact (AIM) webinar series. Content discussed in the webinar is linked to the Knowledge in Practice Centre, allowing users to access this and other content in a consistent and coherent manner.
Dr. Pascal Hubert
Professor, Department of Mecanical Engineering, McGill University
This webinar is co-hosted by Composites Knowledge Network (CKN) and SAMPE Canada