An approach to fabricating high fiber volume fraction UHMWPE composites is described. The processing method employs a hot compaction technique. During hot compaction, UHMWPE fibers are heated in a constrained mold under pressure to allow diffusion bonding of adjacent fibers. As a result, a composite is developed where the matrix comes from the fibers. The fibers retain much of their original mechanical properties. The resulting material is referred to as self-reinforced composite polyethylene (SCR-PE).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||ASTM Special Technical Publication|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1999|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1997 Symposium on Alternative Bearing Surfaces in Total Joint Replacement - San Diego, CA, USA|
Duration: Nov 11 1997 → Nov 12 1997
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