Bamboo is drawing attention as a sustainable and environmentally safe material because it is a renewable natural material and has a quick growth rate. Bamboo also has high specific strength and stiffness. Our research proposes a sustainable manufacturing system that focuses on the natural growth and properties of bamboo. One characteristic of this system is shape-controlled high quality fibers. This can be achieved by in-situ measurement and an end-milling extraction method with a machining center. Another characteristic is the potential to create a flexible composite shape thanks to controlled bamboo fiber shape and a press die. In this report, the fabrication of self-adhesive bamboo fiber composite is demonstrated by hot press forming. Proper forming temperature is investigated based on conditions and mechanical properties of the composites. A composite with three-dimensional shape is also fabricated using a press die with a three-dimensional curve. The forming was successful and good transcription could be obtained.
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Development of Self-Adhesive Bamboo Fiber Composite With Three-Dimensional Shape Using Fibers Extracted With Machining Center
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Ogawa, S, Ogawa, K, Hirogaki, T, Aoyama, E, Taniguchi, M, & Nobe, H. "Development of Self-Adhesive Bamboo Fiber Composite With Three-Dimensional Shape Using Fibers Extracted With Machining Center." Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference. ASME 2010 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Volume 1. Erie, Pennsylvania, USA. October 12–15, 2010. pp. 53-59. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/MSEC2010-34134
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