Electron Beam Curing of Composites (eBook)

Copyright: 2010
ISBN: 9783446433465
PDF: 136 pages
$109.99 (US)


Introduction to Electron Beam Curing of Composites. Aspects of Electron Beam Curable Materials. Electron Beam Curing Applied to Composite Molding Technologies. Current Limitations and Potentials for Electron Beam Curing. Research Trends and Projects in the Field of Electron Beam Curing. Examples of Electron Beam Curing Applications. References. Appendix 1: Key Players in Electron Beam Curing. Appendix 2: List of Commercially Available Materials for Electron Beam Curing.


Electron beam curing technology for advanced composites has emerged as a credible and attractive alternative to thermal curing for most composite products. Technical advantages, such as aerospace structures, include curing at room temperature, using low-cost tooling, and the ability to fabricate large integrated structure including structures too large to fit inside autoclaves. Studies by aerospace companies have shown potential cost savings of 10–60% by using electron beam curing. In this book, both theoretical and practical aspects of electron beam curing of composites are presented, intending to build a bridge between the academic knowledge and the industrial applications.

Author Info:

Felipe Wolff-Fabris

Dr.-Ing. Felipe Wolff-Fabris is Director of the European Center for Dispersion Technology at the German Plastics Center (SKZ).

Volker Altstädt

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Altstädt is Director of the the Polymer Engineering Department at the University of Bayreuth, Germany.

Arnold, U.
Döring, M.