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Understanding Prepregs in Out-of-Autoclave Processing

For manufacturers who rely on large, high-quality parts that offer high performance, and strength, using out of an autoclave with prepreg combined with vacuum bagging can be an ideal, lower-cost alternative to traditional autoclave processing. While autoclave processing uses pressure vessels to process parts and advanced composites materials that require exposure to elevated pressure and Read More…

Prepregs Offer Many Benefits to Many Industries

Prepregs are reinforcement materials such as fiberglass or carbon fiber that have been pre-impregnated with a thermoplastic or thermoset resin prepreg composites are the most common materials used in advanced composite manufacturing. Epoxy resins are the most used in the prepreg process. Prepregs are often used in composites manufacturing by industries that demand high performance Read More…

Driving Down Costs in the Automotive Composites Market

The aerospace industry has been using carbon fiber for decades in its composites manufacturing upon discovering the lightweight benefits of composites parts. With the shared goal of producing vehicles that are lighter weight to improve fuel efficiency, the automotive industry is increasingly turning to composites raw materials and manufacturing processes to achieve these end gains. Read More…

How Can Composite Materials Help the Aerospace Maintenance Repair Overhaul Sector Save Money?

The rapid adoption of composites in the aerospace industry have helped the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) sector save time and money on repairs. Equipment composed of carbon fiber and epoxy has several benefits to MRO, most notably in lowering costs. Carbon fiber in particular is projected to reach $6.36 billion in value by 2025, Read More…

Composites Make Aerospace Innovation Possible, Creating Opportunities in Maintenace Repair Overhaul (MRO) Sector

Composites have allowed the aerospace industry to innovate significantly, leading to aircrafts that can fly farther, faster and with more fuel efficiency than ever before. Composites are making up a greater percentage of total aircraft material — up to 50 percent in some cases — illustrating how valuable they have become to commercial aviation, defense Read More…

A Brief Look Inside the Prepreg Manufacturing Process

Pre-impregnated materials (prepregs) are utilized in high-performance applications when weight and mechanical properties are top priority. Manufacturers from the aerospace, transportation, and sustainable energy industries benefit from pre-impregnated material properties. Advanced fibers such as carbon fiber and aramid with high-quality epoxy resins are the most common materials used in prepreg structures. By combining these two Read More…