The Closed Mold Alliance is Your Partner for Closed Molding Success

The Closed Mold Alliance is comprised of industry experts from Composites One, Aerovac, Magnum Venus Products (MVP), and RTM North Technologies. Each corporate partner provides composites manufacturers with end-to-end solutions to optimize efficiency in closed mold manufacturing processes and high performance of composites parts.

These comprehensive solutions include education, training, and direct assistance for manufacturers who are transitioning from open mold to closed mold processing. Opportunities include interactive presentations and discussions, live demonstrations, and hands-on learning to enable closed mold success in customers’ manufacturing facilities.

Closed mold manufacturers can always access the Closed Molding Knowledge Center on Composites World, a partnership between Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance for updated information and technology related to closed molding.

The Closed Mold Alliance focuses on providing turnkey solutions for closed molding processes, including light resin transfer molding (LRTM), vacuum infusion process (VIP), and reusable bag molding (RSBM), which includes closed cavity bag molding (CCBM) and silicone bag molding (SBM).

The benefits of converting from open mold to close mold processes are widely known, including reduced waste and emissions, consistency and repeatability, reduced cycle times, and a healthier environment for manufacturing workers. The Closed Mold Alliance supports and guides manufacturers through the transition from consultation through implementation.

Composites tooling support

Utilizing the proper tooling in each closed mold method is essential to producing a quality and accurate part. A primary recommendation is to use tooling that is designed for the specific manufacturing process you are using. Tooling costs, complexity, and requirements vary based on the closed mold process used, the part performance requirements, and the number of parts being produced.

Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance are here to help manufacturers understand their unique tooling needs and provide education and training on putting high-quality tooling to work in closed mold composites manufacturing.

Learn more about the Closed Mold Alliance.