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METHOD OF FORMING A CARBON FIBER LAYUP

United States Patent Application

20160121555
A1
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A manufactured component, method and apparatus for advanced manufacturing that includes a polymeric working material formed into a mandrel with a carbon fiber overlay formed in a continuation of the process. The mandrel build and the carbon fiber overlay of the component preferably take place at atmospheric temperatures.
Kunc, Vlastimil (Concord, TN), Lind, Randall F. (Loudon, TN), Love, Lonnie J. (Knoxville, TN)
UT-BATTELLE, LLC (Oak Ridge TN)
14/ 533,951
November 5, 2014
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.