Airtech International Inc. (Huntington Beach, CA, US) focused on new products for CAMX related to improved composite part processing. The company’s Premium Multi-Valve 408 is a new vacuum port with a solid-body design that combines a male quick–disconnect and thru-bag connector. It eliminates threaded connections and potential leak paths, and stainless steel plus a high-temperature O-ring and silicone gasket ensures corrosion resistance and long life. Also on display was BBH 1080 high-temperature and pressure-resistant vacuum hose for use in the autoclave. An inner flexible stainless steel conduit is overwrapped with a stainless steel braid and steel armor jacket, to protect the hose from the harsh autoclave and production environment.
Editor PickShape Machining launches ShapeTex preforming
Under the ShapeTex brand, Shape offers a capability to manufacture highly efficient, structurally optimized preforms with minimum waste to suit a wide variety of components across a range of industries.