Composite parts will not have the same dimensions as the tool on which they were processed, because of mechanisms such as tool dimensional change during heat up and residual stress build-up within the part during cure/solidification and cool-down. This is true for all composite materials and processes, and only the mechanisms differ slightly between different material systems and processes. Dimensional change becomes a problem if the magnitude of change is greater than the dimensional tolerance requirements of the part.
|Authors||Fernlund. G Poursartip. A Arafath. A Lynam. C|
|Date||1st July 2015|
|Organisations||The University of British Columbia Convergent Manufacturing Technologies|