MATERIAL PREPARATION TECHNIQUES (RAW STOCK):
Reinforced plastic consists of two essential components viz.:
The fibrous material and the liquid resin.
The fibers must be thoroughly coated with resin so that all the air in the fiber texture is replaced with resin. Various methods are employed to produce this raw stock which then can be made to conform a particular mould contour.
LIST OF TECHNIQUES:
1. Wet layup technique
2. Prepegs or B-staged materials
4. Sheet moulding compound (SMC)
5. Thick moulding compound (TMC)