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Methods for tape fabrication of continuous filament composite parts and articles of manufacture thereof

United States Patent

October 1, 2013
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A method for forming a composite structure according to one embodiment includes forming a first ply; and forming a second ply above the first ply. Forming each ply comprises: applying a bonding material to a tape, the tape comprising a fiber and a matrix, wherein the bonding material has a curing time of less than about 1 second; and adding the tape to a substrate for forming adjacent tape winds having about a constant distance therebetween. Additional systems, methods and articles of manufacture are also presented.
Weisberg; Andrew H. (San Francisco, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
12/ 610,050
October 30, 2009
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.