Submitted to: International Soy Conference
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/15/2002
Publication Date: 9/20/2002
Citation: LIU, Z., ERHAN, S.Z. EXTRUSION FREEFORM FABRICATION OF SOYBEAN OIL BASED COMPOSITES BY DIRECT DEPOSITION. Proceedings of International Soy Conference. 2002. p.NN-1-NN-8.
Technical Abstract: Freeform fabrication methods were used to build parts from mixtures of epoxidized soybean oil (ESO) and epoxy resin, which are modified with a gelling agent to solidify the materials until curing occurs. The high strength composites are formed through fiber reinforcement. Glass, carbon, and mineral fibers could be used in the formulations. It is shown that the fiber orientation follows the writing direction and has a large influence on the properties of the composite. In addition, the effects of curing agents, and curing temperature, etc., on mechanical properties of composites are studied.