Recycling of High-Performance Discontinuous Carbon-Fibres


The HiPerDiF (High Performance Discontinuous Fibres) manufacturing method, developed at the University of Bristol, is a new high speed process to produce discontinuous fibre architectures with high volume fraction. In this project I investigated the application of this process for Quality Control of reclaimed carbon fibres in recycled composite materials and its potential for producing pellets for thermoplastic injection moulding/3D printing. This is an industrial collaboration and is part of the High Performance Ductile Composite Technology (HiPerDuCT) programme.