Fibre heating can be employed to optimise composite fabrication in hand lamination. In order to show the fibre heating effect on the properties of hand laminated composites, dynamical and mechanical tests were performed on simply cured glass fibre reinforced laminates and on treated ones. In this second case the fibre content was heated before composite lamination by means of a hot parallel plate press. All the specimens were room temperature cured. A significant increase in storage modulus was observed as an effect of fibre heating as well as a data dispersion reduction. Additionally a lower thickness was measured due to the higher resin fluidity.

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