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Ultrasonic Welding of Graphite/Thermoplastic CompositeUltrasonic welding of graphite/thermoplastic composite materials eliminates need for fasteners (which require drilling or punching, add weight, and degrade stiffness) and can be totally automated in beam fabrication and assembly jigs. Feasibility of technique has been demonstrated in laboratory tests which show that neither angular orientation nor vacuum affect weld quality.
Document ID
19810000350
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Hardy, S. S. (General Dynamics Corp.)
Page, D. B. (General Dynamics Corp.)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 6
Issue: 3
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGY
Report/Patent Number
MSC-20013
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.