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Review Papers | Manufacturing Engineering | India | Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023
Innovative 3D-Printed Tools Revolutionizing Composite Non-destructive Testing Manufacturing
Abstract: In this study, a brand-new framework for designing hybrid additive manufacturing (AM) for making carbon fibre-reinforced plastic hybrids is shown. The feasibility of a concept for an AM structure was assessed by testing its efficacy in terms of mathematical correctness and temperature receptiveness, as well as by modelling the strength unique to each of the thirty distinct AM tools that were meticulously designed and manufactured. The narrow lamination face sheet that was strengthened by the minimum-density mesh architecture made up the AM elements of NDT. Tiny composite parts were laid up and cured satisfactorily using these instruments. When contrasted with comparable bulk monolith instruments, the tooling's temperature responsiveness was up to 17% quicker, attaining over 93% of the given oven warming speed. The findings show that although the temperature rise was more responsive to the face sheet depth, heat overrun was more dependent on the mesh concentration in NDT. The best total morphology was a scaled gyroid mesh with smaller walls at the bottom and thicker walls on the surface, linked to a 0.7 mm solid face sheet. Mesh concentrations as low as 5% were produced. With innovative, lighter, and more environmentally friendly tooling, the study's findings may open up new possibilities for the creation and production of mould instruments, which might have a major effect on the materials sector.
Keywords: Thermal efficiency, Lattice structures, Composite tooling, Heating rate, Additive manufacturing, Non-destructive Testing (NDT)
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023,
Pages: 1181 - 1193