The mechanical and processing properties of composites with epoxy resin (EP) matrix and hybrid fillers, especially with regard to their use in rapid prototyping methods for the preparation of gear models, were evaluated. The accuracy assessment of geometric model shape mapping was performed using a non-contact optical system based on the coordinate optical scanner ATOS Triple Scan II Blue Light from GOM company. The produced hybrid composites show much better mechanical properties than those of unfilled epoxy resin. By introducing the hybrid fillers into EP matrix, a reduction in radial and axial shrinkage was achieved, which led to a radical improvement in the accuracy of geometric shape mapping of gear castings.
Dziubek, T., & Oleksy, M. (2021). Application of ATOS II optical system in the techniques of rapid prototyping of epoxy resin-based gear models. Polimery, 62(1), 44-51. https://doi.org/10.14314/polimery.2016.044