Carbon Fiber Powder Reinforced Epoxy Composites used for Rapid Tooling
Carbon fiber powder (CFP) instead of the traditional glass fiber (cloth) was used to reinforce epoxy resin for rapid tooling. There are two obvious advantages: one is to utilize the waste materials, which is good for the protection of the environment; another is to simplify the producing process by cast molding. The filling amount and dispersing process of CFP was studied in this paper. The results show that when the amount of CFP was 10 wt%, and the ultrasonic time is more than 15 min, the CFP can be dispersed in the epoxy matrix uniformly, and the mechanical properties can meet the requirement of epoxy molding.
Jinglong Bu, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Xiaoming Sang, Yungang Li
H. Q. Hu et al., "Carbon Fiber Powder Reinforced Epoxy Composites used for Rapid Tooling", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 287-290, pp. 197-200, 2011