Equal-channel angular extrusion of thermoplastic matrix composites for sheet forming and recycling
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Equal channel angular extrusion creates novel properties in metal and polymer materials. Recently the authors investigated the effects of this process on commercial short fiber composites. Experiments show that ECAE provides a means for controlling fiber length and orientation in the extrudate. The process might transform continuous fiber thermoplastic matrix composite sheets into high volume fraction discontinuous fiber sheet for thermoforming. In addition, the process might provide a method of recycling reground components into high-value sheets with a known fiber orientation.
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Creasy, T. S., & Kim, Y. S.