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Development of computer casing using oil palm fibre reinforced epoxy composite


Ham, Kai Wei and Salit, Mohd Sapuan and Mohamed Yusoff, Mohd Zuhri and Baharudin, B. T. Hang Tuah (2009) Development of computer casing using oil palm fibre reinforced epoxy composite. In: 9th National Symposium on Polymeric Materials 2009 (NSPM 2009), 14-16 Dec. 2009, Residence Hotel, Uniten, Putrajaya. (pp. 155-161).


Malaysia is blessed with abundant and renewable sources of cheap natural fibres, which most of the times are normally regarded as wastes. Oil palm is an example of Malaysian natural fibres that can and are utilized as potential fibres for composites. The main objective of this project is to develop a computer casing from natural fibre reinforced composite using Total Design Method. The design process involved market investigation, product design specification, conceptual design, detail design, and prototyping process. A prototype of the designed product was fabricated using oil palm empty fruit brunch fibre reinforced epoxy. The prototyping process involved fabrication of the composite material, assembly, and surface finishing. Some advantages of natural fibre reinforced computer casing over conventional casings are environmental friendly, renewable, low energy consumption, and significant weight reduction.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Keywords: Polymer composites; Computer casing; Oil palm; Natural fibre
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 09:44
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 09:44
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/50302
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