Analysis of a forming press for composite panel fabrication

Shenoy, Srinivas H and Nayak, Suhas Y and Gupta, Yash Vardhana and Chowgule, Revati and Bharadwaj, Kapil B (2015) Analysis of a forming press for composite panel fabrication. In: National Conference on Energy and Manufacturing Scenario, March 14th 2015, Punalkulam.

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Modern day engineering has incorporated composites in every facet of the growing technological applications. Not only is the strength comparable to the conventionally used materials, its low mass characteristic has made it an integral part of many manufactured goods and engineering applications.Pneumatic and hydraulic presses can be used in composite forming. Pneumatic presses are preferred, as the process is much faster than hydraulic presses and their flexibility helps in reducing fabrication time. The present study aims at optimizing the existing design of a pneumatic press in an attempt to remove redundant material and make it more economical. Changes are made to the existing model to ensure portability, ease of handling the composite post curing,and ability to handle fatigue loads, larger load carrying capability and faster processing time. Accessories that enable fabrication of larger sized composite panels are also incorporated. Comparisons of the press with an identical design using different materials to achieve cost effectiveness and longer machine life are also examined.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Composites, pneumatic press, forming, fabrication, optimizing
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2015 11:11
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2015 11:11

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