The Carbon Fiber 2012 conference is approaching fast, Dec. 4-6 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif., USA. One of the featured presentations will come from Globe Machine Manufacturing Co. (Tacoma, Wash., USA), which has developed a high-speed manufacturing process for the production of out-of-autoclave, Class A automotive body panels.
Titled "Autoclave Comparable Rapid Cure Process with CFRP Prepreg in an Automotive Application," and presented by Ron Jacobsen, corporate projects manager, as well as Lloyd Champion, director, Aerospace & Industrial Sectors, the presentation will cover these points:
- Development of autoclave-comparable process in the production of Class A body panels for for an upcoming mid-volume production program
- Rapid processing of components with streamlined autoclave-like conditions
- Existing materials and resins designed for autoclave cures used
- Reduced manufacturing costs per part through rapid processing with autoclave conditions
- Projected CFRP volume for this application and consideration of future applications
- Aerospace and other industrial sector applications
Visit Carbon Fiber 2012 for more information and to register for the conference.