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Vacuum Infusion Process (VIP) Results in High Strength Composites

The vacuum infusion process (VIP) is one of the best ways to build strong, consistent composite laminates while offering the environmental and worker advantages of a closed mold process with reduced emissions. The vacuum infusion process uses vacuum to drive resin into a laminate, creating parts with very high fiber content and high strength and Read More…

Light Resin Transfer Molding (LRTM) Proves Effective for Large Scale Projects

Many composites manufacturers have transitioned from open molding to closed molding processes to take advantage of the benefits of reduced waste and emissions, process consistency, automation and productivity, and reduced labor and cycle times. As opposed to open molding, in closed molding, dry fibers are placed in a mold, which is then sealed, and resin Read More…

Infusing Efficiency into Aerospace Production

Autoclave prepreg has long been the de facto process for most large and mid-sized aerostructures. Today, advancements in resin infusion processes are helping to produce composite-based structural aircraft components completely out of the autoclave and at up to one-tenth of the cost—and all the performance. Aircraft manufacturers have sought methods to expedite composites component production Read More…

Out-of-Autoclave Manufactures Major Benefits

The notion of composites is all about combining materials to achieve a result better than their original form. The same can be said for the production methods that are used to manufacture composites. As the applications for composites continue to evolve, so do the advanced processes that are used to make them. Out-of-autoclave composite manufacturing Read More…

How 5G is Fast Tracking the Use of Pultruded Composites in Urban Infrastructure

In our culture of bigger, better, faster, instant connectivity is the holy grail of network speeds, and it’s being brought to you by 5G, the next generation of wireless. It’s already available in major urban cities across the U.S. by the major wireless carriers. So, what’s so good about 5G? Its faster internet connections offer speeds Read More…

Resin transfer molding benefitting auto industry in 2019

Composite materials are made using a variety of processes. However, one process that may see increased use in the automotive industry in 2019 is resin transfer molding. The increase in the use of this process is primarily due to the benefits it offers to this industry. Some of the benefits resin transfer molding is bringing Read More…

Use of compression molding by auto industry picks up in 2019

Composites have been steadily making inroads into the automotive industry for years now. However, this year may see more composite components hitting the road than any other. Many composite parts are being developed or produced for 2019 vehicle models, and compression molding is one of the composite component production processes being used to create these Read More…

Why reusable bag molding to produce composite components

Composites have an important role in many industries. Automotive, industrial and energy industries all use composite parts for a variety of reasons. Composites are corrosion-resistant, lightweight, strong and easy to mold. However, producing composites can be messy and expensive if done with the traditional open molding process. Open molding is useful primarily for large scale Read More…

Making large composites with closed mold processes

While it’s possible and common to manufacture goods by connecting several composite components together, sometimes you need one large, solid material. Traditionally, large-scale composites would be produced using open molding. This is a flexible form of producing composites that can be used for a variety of large-scale materials. However, open molding results in material waste Read More…

Shaping the automotive industry with vacuum infusion composites

Automotive manufacturers have a lot of demands to meet. Their consumers want quality products at affordable prices, while investors want to make profits. This means that automotive manufacturers need to use the most optimal methods for producing quality automotive components. The automotive industry uses a lot of composite materials in its structural and mechanical components, Read More…

Why aerospace industries are learning to love the vacuum infusion process

The low weight and high strength of composites make them optimal for aerospace and aviation technology. Composites are commonly used in structural components of aircraft, as well as in the mechanical components. When producing composites to meet the demands of the aerospace and aviation industries, manufacturers must turn to the best methods. This is why Read More…

Composite wings are easier to produce with vacuum infusion

Aircraft manufacturers have discussed using composite processes that don’t require an autoclave to speed up component production. Now, composite wings are being produced using a completely out of autoclave (OOA) process called vacuum infusion. Why vacuum infusion speeds up composite wing production Vacuum infusion is a process that uses a mold and vacuum bag to Read More…

Vacuum bag process helps create composite prosthetics

Composites are created using a variety of processes. One of the most common composite production processes is the vacuum bag process, which is also known as vacuum bagging. Composites can be created in a variety of helpful forms using this process, including composite prosthetic limbs for the physically handicapped. How vacuum bag process helps create Read More…