Composites Manufacturing – Sanjay K. Mazumdar – 1st Edition


More and more companies manufacture reinforced composite products. To meet need, researchers and industries are developing methods without a reference that thoroughly covers the manufacturing guidelines. Composites Manufacturing: Materials, Product, and Process Engineering fills this void. The author presents a fundamental classification of processes, helping you understand where a process fits within the overall scheme and which process is best suited for a particular component.

You will understand:

  • Types of raw materials available for the fabrication of composite products
  • Methods of selecting right material for an application
  • Six important phases of a product development process
  • for manufacturing (DFM) approach for integrating benefits and capabilities of the manufacturing process into design of the product so that the best product can be produced in a shortest possible time and with limited resources
  • Detailed description of composites manufacturing processes with some case studies on actual part making such as boat hulls, bathtubs, fishing rods and more
  • Process models and process selection criteria
  • Design and manufacturing guidelines for making cost-competitive composite products
  • Procedures for writing manufacturing instructions and bill of materials
  • Joining and machining techniques for composite materials
  • Cost-estimating techniques and methods of comparing technologies/manufacturing processes based on cost
  • Recycling approach to deal with post-market composite products

To stay ahead in this quickly changing field, you need information you can trust. You need Composites Manufacturing: Materials, Product, and Process Engineering.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction

  2. Conventional Engineering Materials

  3. What ARE Composites

  4. Functions of Fibers and Matrix

  5. Special Features of Composites

  6. Drawbacks of Composites

  7. Composites Processing

  8. Composites Product Fabrication

  9. Composites Markets

  10. Barriers in Composite Markets

  11. Raw Material for Part Fabrication

  12. Introduction

  13. Reinforcements

  14. Matrix Materials

  15. Fabrics

  16. Prepregs

  17. Preforms

  18. Molding Compound

  19. Honeycomb and Other Core Materials

  20. Material Selection Guidelines

  21. Introduction

  22. The Need for Material Selection

  23. Reasons for Material Selection

  24. Material Property Information

  25. Steps in Material Selection Process

  26. Material Selection Methods

  27. Product Development

  28. Introduction

  29. What is Product Development Process

  30. Reasons for Product Development

  31. Importance of Product Development

  32. Concurrent Engineering

  33. Product Life Cycle

  34. Phases of Product Development

  35. Design Review

  36. Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

  37. Design for Manufacturing

  38. Introduction

  39. Problems of a Design

  40. What is DFM

  41. DFM Implementation Guidelines

  42. Success Stories

  43. When to Apply DFM

  44. Design Evaluation Methods

  45. Design for Assembly

  46. Manufacturing Techniques

  47. Manufacturing Process Selection Criteria

  48. Manufacturing Process Requirement

  49. Mold and Tool Making

  50. Basic Steps in a Composites Manufacturing Process

  51. Advantages and Disadvantages of Thermoset and Thermoplastic Composites Processing

  52. Composites Manufacturing Processes

  53. Manufacturing Processes for Thermoset Composites

  54. Thermoplastic Manufacturing Processes

  55. Process Models

  56. Introduction

  57. Importance of Models in Composites Manufacturing

  58. Composites Processing

  59. Process Models for Selected Thermoset and Thermoplastic Processing

  60. Process Model for RTM

  61. Production Planning and Manufacturing Instructions

  62. Objectives of Production Planning

  63. Bill of Materials

  64. Manufacturing Instructions

  65. Capacity Planning

  66. Joining of Composite Materials

  67. Adhesive Bonding

  68. Failure Modes in Adhesive Bonding

  69. Basic Science of Adhesive Bonding

  70. Types of Adhesives

  71. Advantages of Adhesive Bonding over Mechanical Joints

  72. Disadvantages of Adhesive Bonding

  73. Adhesive Selection Guidelines

  74. Surface Preparation Guidelines

  75. Design Guidelines for Adhesive Bonding

  76. Theoretical Stress Analysis for Bonded Joints

  77. Mechanical Joints

  78. Advantages of Mechanical Joints

  79. Disadvantages of Mechanical Joints

  80. Failure Modes in a Bolted Joint

  81. Design Parameters for Bolted Joints

  82. Preparation for the Bolted Joint

  83. Machining and Cutting of Composites

  84. Objectives/Purpose of Machining

  85. Challenges During Composites Machining

  86. Failure Mode During Composites Machining

  87. Cutting Tools

  88. Types of Machining Operations

  89. Cost Estimation

  90. Introduction

  91. The Need of Cost Estimating

  92. Cost Estimating Requirements

  93. Types of Cost

  94. Cost Estimating Techniques

  95. Cost Analysis for Composite Manufacturing Processes

  96. Learning Curve

  97. Guidelines for Minimization of Production Cost

  98. Recycling of Composites

  99. Introduction

  100. Categories of Dealing with Wastes

  101. Recycling Methods

  102. Existing Infrastructures for Recycling

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