Zone: Infusion
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Infusion represents a class of closed mold manufacturing processes whereby dry fabric — carbon, glass, aramid or natural — is placed in a mold and infused with a liquid resin under heat and vacuum to distribute the resin throughout all fabric layers.


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Cutting Infusion Time And Cost

Colbond's EnkaFusion Type CX-1000 flow medium replaces traditional spiral wrap as the major resin feed line in an infusion process.

When open molders turn to infusion, careful planning, material selection and training precede process efficiency.
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Thermosets vs. thermoplastics: Is the battle over? CompositesWorld

Dale Brosius, the chief commercialization officer for the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) and a regular CW columnist, sees a shift in the industry from infighting between proponents of thermoset and thermoplastic composites to a healthier competitive atmosphere that serves to make composites overall more competitive with legacy materials.

Automated composites manufacturing with cure tracking CompositesWorld

The Optibox, from Combined Composite Technologies (CCT), is a portable, self-heating, single- or double-sided mold tool with an LCD readout. Interchangeable upper tool configurations enable flexible, rigid, heated and multi-cavity functionality.

First all-carbon yacht a winner CompositesWorld

Vacuum infusion with customized fabrics enables demanding yacht build

Silicone sheeting for vacuum bags CompositesWorld

Rudolph Bros. & Co. (Canal Winchester, OH, US) has introduced FenForm silicone sheet for vacuum-based molding processes.

Multi-purpose tape CompositesWorld

Airtech Advanced Materials Group (Huntington Beach, CA, US) has introduced Econobreaker 2R, an inexpensive, multi-purpose, rubber adhesive pressure-sensitive tape.

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