Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites

  • With a Long-Year Cooperation Relationship with Aerospace Enterprise
  • PPS/PEEK/PC/PI Thermoplastic Prepreg Solution
  • Hot Melt Extrusion Impregnation Method
  • Also Provide Thermoset Prepregs Machine

 

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Continuous Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites Solution

Jota Machinery is dedicated to providing hot melt prepreg machine solutions for aerospace and automotive industries.

We published the fiberglass UD prepreg machine in 2020.

In 2023, we published the carbon fiber thermoset and thermoplastic prepreg line at the same time.

If you are looking for prepreg machines, please send us an inquiry on this website.

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Jota Machinery: Your Reliable UD Prepreg Slitting Machine Manufacturer in China

Jota is the original composites manufacturing machine manufacturer here in China.

With our own factory and CNC center, equipment quality could be effectively guaranteed.

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What's the delivery time?

Around 30-45 days, mainly depends on machine type.

Could you help us to buy other goods?

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If the machine's spare parts are broken, where could I get?

We will offer you some parts as backup, in case any part is broken within one year, we will sent you for free.

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Advantages and Applications of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites: A Comprehensive Overview

Carbon fiber is produced by the high-temperature carbonization of organic fibers in an inert atmosphere.

It possesses characteristics such as high strength, high specific modulus, excellent thermal performance, chemical stability, damping, and noise reduction.

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It serves as an excellent reinforcement material.

Compared to traditional thermoset prepregs, thermoplastic composites offer advantages such as shorter molding cycles, lower toxicity in chemical composition, higher toughness, impact resistance, damage tolerance, longer prepreg storage life, and strong mass production capability.

Thermoplastic composites reinforced with carbon fiber (CF) combine the advantages of both materials.

They do not undergo chemical cross-linking after molding, enabling secondary melting and reshaping for easier material recycling and reuse, addressing the disposal issues associated with thermoset carbon fiber prepreg after use.

During processing, thermoplastic resin-based carbon fiber composites undergo crystallization and glass transition, while thermoset resin-based carbon fiber composites undergo cross-linking and curing reactions.

In terms of processing difficulty, thermoplastic carbon fiber composites are more challenging to impregnate compared to thermoset carbon fiber composites, but they offer clear advantages.

Thermoplastic polymer have shorter molding cycles, better impact resistance, weldability, capability for secondary forming, and higher design freedom.

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Various components made from carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites offer advantages such as low density, high strength, high toughness-to-weight ratio, and recyclability, making them widely applicable in aerospace, defense, high-end machinery, medical, and other fields.

Do you know the advantages of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer composites materials?

Carbon fiber-reinforced composites, unlike those using traditional fibers such as glass fiber or aromatic polyamide fibers like FRP composites, offer excellent performance.

Some of the superior characteristics of CFRP composites include:

Lightweight: Traditional glass fiber-reinforced composites typically contain 70% (by weight) glass fibers, with a density of around 0.065 pounds per cubic inch.

High strength: Despite being lightweight, CFRP composites exhibit higher strength and greater hardness per unit weight compared to glass fiber composites. This advantage is even more pronounced when compared to metal materials.

Experimental results show that CFRP materials weigh only one-fifth of steel under equivalent strength conditions.

This is why automotive manufacturers are exploring the use of carbon fiber to replace steel, thereby enhancing their product performance.

When compared to aluminum, one of the lightest metals, under the assumption of equivalent strength, the weight of aluminum is approximately 1.5 times that of carbon fiber.

Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composite Case:

Common resin matrices used in carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites include polyetheretherketone (PEEK), thermoplastic polyimide (TPI), polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), and polyetherketoneketone (PEKK).

Here, we’ll briefly introduce three types of carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites:

Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polyimide (CF/PI) Composites:

As a new generation of high-performance engineering plastics, thermoplastic polyimide retains the high strength, high temperature resistance, chemical corrosion resistance, dielectric properties, and radiation resistance of traditional thermosetting polyimides.

It also exhibits outstanding toughness and thermal processing molding advantages. In addition to hot compression molding, it can also be processed by extrusion or injection molding.

The addition of carbon fiber significantly enhances the mechanical properties of thermoplastic polyimide.

When the volume fraction of carbon fiber reaches 30%, the tensile and flexural strength of the material is approximately 2-3 times that of pure resin.

Carbon fiber reinforcement also gives thermoplastic polyimide excellent heat resistance and mechanical properties, making it a higher-grade, wear-resistant, and corrosion-resistant high-performance material.

Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polyphenylene Sulfide (CF/PPS) Composites:

Polyphenylene sulfide is also one of the favored thermoplastic resins in the composite materials industry due to its excellent mechanical properties, corrosion resistance, and flame retardancy.

Therefore, it is often used as the matrix material for various high-performance composite materials.

The mechanical properties of carbon fiber-reinforced polyphenylene sulfide composites are also influenced by the carbon fiber content.

Under certain threshold values, a higher carbon fiber content results in stronger load-bearing capacity.

Experiments have shown that under a temperature difference as high as 100°C, continuous carbon fiber-reinforced PPS composite plates still exhibit good stability.

Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polyetheretherketone (CF/PEEK) Composites:

Polyetheretherketone exhibits high rigidity, good dimensional stability, low linear expansion coefficient, and can withstand high stress without significant elongation over time.

It has a low density, good processing performance, and is suitable for components with high precision requirements.

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PEEK itself is one of the thermoplastic resins with good heat resistance.

Its long-term working temperature can even reach 250°C, and its mechanical properties are barely affected at such high temperatures.

The addition of carbon fiber as reinforcement further enhances the performance of polyetheretherketone in terms of strength, rigidity, and wear resistance, significantly extending the overall service life of the products.

Relevant experiments have shown that with a carbon fiber content of 25%-30%, the wear resistance of composite materials based on polyetheretherketone is significantly improved, effectively increasing their application value and range.

While there are many suppliers of thermoset carbon fiber prepreg machine manufacturers on the market, Jota Machinery has not only developed machinery for thermoset impregnation but also manufactured equipment to produce thermoplastic carbon fiber unidirectional (UD) prepreg.

Continuous exploration is essential to becoming more professional in the composite materials industry.

If you have procurement needs for prepreg machine, you can contact us, and we will be dedicated to serving you.

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