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Smart manufacturing of low-cost integrated panel by resin transfer molding
Author(s): Ikuo Okumura; Kenjiro Yamagishi; Takashi Ito; Shintaro Kitade; Yasuhiro Shigegaki
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Paper Abstract

Smart manufacturing process was developed to manufacture the demonstrator access door panel. The process integrated three basic methods, process simulation, process monitoring, and process control. For the first step, we simulated and predicted how the resin impregnated through the perform. And taking this result into consideration, we fixed the process parameters. In manufacturing, the dielectric film sensor was placed on the surface of the mold cavity to evaluate the resin flow. Dielectric property of the sensor changed as the resin impregnated. Dielectric sensor system is linked to the process control system. A personal computer of the control system acquired the process data from sensor system and controlled the pressure of the injection point. The three-dimensional door panel, 700mm width, with Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensors embedded, without any dry-spot existing, was manufactured by this method. Effectiveness and advancement of smart manufacturing process was confirmed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5054, Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies, (14 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.483694
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Ikuo Okumura, Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (Japan)
Kenjiro Yamagishi, Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (Japan)
Takashi Ito, Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (Japan)
Shintaro Kitade, Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (Japan)
Yasuhiro Shigegaki, Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5054:
Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies
Eric H. Anderson, Editor(s)

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