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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Plant Tour: An inside look at BMW’s i3 production CompositesWorld

CompositesWorld got the unique chance in March to visit BMW Group’s manufacturing and assembly facility in Leipzig, Germany, where its i3 all-electric, four-door passenger car now rolls out at a rate of 100 vehicles per day.

Thermoforming press CompositesWorld

At JEC Europe 2014, Siempelkamp, a Krefeld, Germany-based supplier of high-performance presses and handling systems for fiber-reinforced composites since 1993, touted its recently developed a 2,000-ton press for thermoforming sheet molding compound (SMC), which can be changed in only a few steps to an injection-press unit for resin transfer molding (RTM).

Economical press molding CompositesWorld

Dieffenbacher’s (Eppingen, Germany) Compress Lite made its debut at JEC Europe 2014.

Styrene-free vinyl-less-the-ester CompositesWorld

Reichhold Inc. (Research Triangle Park, N.C.) unveiled styrene-free ADVALITE at JEC Europe 2014.

BMW Leipzig: The epicenter of i3 production CompositesWorld

A glimpse into the inner workings of an automaker at the forefront of serial-production autocomposites.

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