Accession Number : ADA329506

Title :   EB Curing of VARTM Fabricated Maritime Composite Structures

Corporate Author : DAMILIC CORP ROCKVILLE MD

PDF Url : ADA329506

Report Date : 19 SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Electron beam (EB) curing can be used to manufacture composite material components at higher speeds and with greater production flexibility than conventional techniques. Because curing is not initiated until irradiation, timing restrictions associated with lay up and resin infusion can be relaxed, leading to reduced scrap and rework. Furthermore EB curing systems are generally 'solventless', with fewer VOCs, and therefore more environmentally friendly. This report describes a Phase I SBIR project with the objective of demonstrating the feasibility of the practical application of this technology in the boat building industry.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRON BEAMS, *CURING, VELOCITY, PRODUCTION, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, CONSTRUCTION, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, IRRADIATION, BOATS.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Particle Accelerators
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE