Accession Number : ADD015326

Title :   Apparatus for Preparing Thermoplastic Composites.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 28 Feb 91, patented 26 May 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Cochran, Roland C ; Rosenzweig, Edwin L

Report Date : 26 May 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : An apparatus for processing thermo-composites is disclosed where individual plies of a prepreg, to be formed into a laminate, are processed under two, concentric vacuum chambers. Heat and consolidating pressure are applied under a first vacuum to the material and then a second vacuum is drawn under an outer, rigid shell.

Descriptors :   *LAMINATES, *PROCESSING, *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, HEAT, MATERIALS, PREPREGS, PRESSURE, VACUUM, VACUUM CHAMBERS, PATENTS, THERMOPLASTIC RESINS, POLYMERS

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE