34. Composites Fabrication Processes

  1. Myer Kutz
  1. Michael G. Bader

Published Online: 8 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470172551.ch34

Handbook of Materials Selection

Handbook of Materials Selection

How to Cite

Bader, M. G. (2002) Composites Fabrication Processes, in Handbook of Materials Selection (ed M. Kutz), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York. doi: 10.1002/9780470172551.ch34

Editor Information

  1. Myer Kutz Associates, Inc., Albany, NY, USA

Author Information

  1. School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471359241

Online ISBN: 9780470172551



  • commercial reinforcement formats;
  • computer-aided design and manufacturing;
  • sheet and bulk molding compounds;
  • resin film infiltration;
  • pultrusion


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Basic Principles for Processing

  • Contact Molding

  • Press Molding

  • Autoclave Processing of Prepreg

  • Other Processing Options for Prepreg

  • Resin Film Infiltration

  • Resin Transfer Molding

  • Filament Winding and Tow Placement

  • Pultrusion

  • Continuous Lamination

  • Sheet and Bulk Molding Compounds

  • Glass Mat Thermoplastics

  • High-Performance Thermoplastic Matrix Composites

  • Commingled Thermoplastic Matrix Composites

  • Srim of Monomer Precursor Thermoplastics

  • Injection-Molded Short-Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastics

  • Bibliography