Microwave curing and processing of polymer composites
Teo, Derek Yong Seng.
Date of Issue2011
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
As more industries acknowledge the superior properties and advantages of composites over the traditional materials, the need and demand for faster and cheaper ways to manufacture composites arises. The conventional method of thermal curing is unable to sustain future demand and the production cost is considerably high and the process is energy inefficient. Of the several new emerging techniques researched such as using ultra violet light (UV) and gamma rays, microwaves are strongly preferred for their inherent safe and wide application in the domestic food industry.