Zone: RTM - Resin Transfer Molding
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Transfer molding, like compression molding, is a process where the amount of molding material (usually a thermoset plastic) is measured and inserted before the molding takes place.


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Integrated, optimized aircraft door

This composites manufacturer is betting its one-piece 3-D preform and RTM process will trim weight from today’s fastener-intensive “black aluminum” aircraft doors.
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Airbus A350 to use CFRP window fames CompositesWorld

Initially, the window frames were made of aluminum, but Airbus shifted to composite to reduce weight.

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.

Rehau upgrades to latest KraussMaffei RTM system CompositesWorld

Rehau will use KraussMaffei's new 8/4 HP-RTM system to develop manufacturing processes for specialized hydrogen pressure tanks used in fuel cell systems.

Engel: Full speed ahead on composites R&D CompositesWorld

CW attended the Engel Symposium 2015 and visited its Technology Center for Lightweight Composites in St. Valentin, Austria.

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.

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