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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Silicone sheeting for vacuum bags CompositesWorld

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

NRL licenses new polymer for composite components CompositesWorld

The NRL-developed polyetheretherketone (PEEK)-like phthalonitrile-resin can be used to make composite components including aircraft, ship, automotive and wind blade structural component.

Schuler composite press in operation at National Composites Centre CompositesWorld

This press is producing parts within less than five minutes.

The rise of HP-RTM CompositesWorld

Decades of development have propelled it to prominence but its future demands industrial solutions for handling cost, complexity and process control.

Virtual process chain + online process monitoring = first-time-right manufacturing CompositesWorld

Co-authors Dr. Michael Bruyneel, Marc Attar and Dr. Christian Brauner (Siemens PLM Software, Liège, Belgium) illustrate the benefits of manufacturing simulation software in virtual trials of molding processes, using resin transfer molding as a reference.

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