Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers - How Fiber Lengths and Loading Define the Achievable Properties and Dictate the Manufacturing Techniques

Previously Recorded on- Wednesday, May 7, 2014 2:00 pm ET

The Webinar will look at the properties of thermoplastic composites. Focusing mainly on carbon-fiber filled composites, we will show how the geometry of the filler, as well as the amount of filler, affects the properties of the finished article. The filler properties also generally determine the available manufacturing techniques that can be used.

We will look at properties that can be obtained using carbon fillers ranging from nanoparticles to continuous fibers and will also discuss how some combinations of filler can provide useful properties. There is no ideal formulation for a carbon-fiber reinforced thermoplastic – the end-use application will dictate the best candidates.


Speaker Bio:

Peter Dutton
Director, Advanced Development
TE Connectivity
Global Aerospace, Defense, and Marine

With a degree in electrical engineering, Peter has expertise in fiber optics, vibration testing, reliability testing, project management, product development, statistical techniques, and QFD. Peter has more than 30 years’ experience at TE Connectivity, working within the military and commercial aerospace industries, including military ground vehicles and ships.   

Dave Hurrell
Manager Product Development Engineering
TE Connectivity
Aerospace, Defense & Marine

Dave is the manager of product development engineering and is responsible for composite and antenna products. He has worked at TE for 6 years developing metallized composite parts for the aerospace and defense industries. His experience includes hands on fabricating and repairing composite parts by working in professional sports car racing as a mechanic.

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