A well known, and widely ignored fact, is that fiber reinforced parts have large variations in fiber density due to fiber-matrix separation induced during processing. Fiber matrix separation leads to ribs with poor fiber content, and resin rich edges in large parts, weakening the structural integrity of the product…
Fiber-Matrix Separation In Ribbed SMC And BMC Part
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Bruce Davis, Ph.D.
Bruce Davis is one of the co-founders and current CEO of The Madison Group. Dr. Davis received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and specializes in failure analysis, polymer behavior, material evaluation and processing. Dr. Davis leverages his broad knowledge of polymer behavior and the role of processing towards the end use, design, failure, and long-term behavior of a wide variety of polymeric products and components.