Carbon Fiber Composites: Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers

Klaus Drechsler, Michael Heine, Peter Mitschang

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Manufacturing of thermoplastic composites requires special technologies due to high viscosity and melting temperature. The general process chain for continuous fiber-reinforced polymer composites is based on fully impregnated and consolidated sheet materials. These sheets are heated above the melting temperature of the thermoplastic matrix and stamp formed. Another established technology for fiber-reinforced thermoplastics is the placement of unidirectional tapes. A major advantage of thermoplastic composites is the possibility to connect parts by welding and to combine different processes like thermoforming and injection molding, which gives excellent mechanical properties in combination with function integration and net-shaped molded parts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndustrial Carbon and Graphite Materials
Subtitle of host publicationRaw Materials, Production and Applications: Volume 1 and 2
Number of pages43
ISBN (Electronic)9783527674046
ISBN (Print)9783527336036
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021


  • hybrid processes
  • organic sheet
  • stamp forming
  • tape placement
  • tapes
  • welding


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