Braided carbon fiber & resin transfer molding for complex composites
Hawthorn Composites, a division of SpinTech Holdings Inc., reviews case studies of its high-value complex composites parts developed by deploying low-cost materials with resin transfer molding and novel manufacturing methods.
In this Digital Demo, Craig Jennings, CEO of SpinTech Holdings Inc. introduces Hawthorn Composites and the high-value complex composites parts that are developed by deploying low-cost materials with resin transfer molding and novel manufacturing methods.
Tom Margraf, president of SpinTech Holdings Inc., reviews Hawthorn Composites case studies. One case study discusses a subscale munition fuselage that was originally assembled in three separate parts: a nose, a main body and a tail, using pre-preg and autoclave cures. Hawthorn’s methodology uses Smart Tooling overbraiding RTM to manufacture the component as one structural element. Other case studies include the comparison of a pre-preg autoclave cure versus braided sleeving and resin infusion process of manufacturing a UAV inlet duct and co-curing a tactical UAV-size wing.
Chem-Trend reviews three application techniques and strategies for its Zyvax® 1070W aerospace mold release system.
Smart Tooling explains how its shape memory polymer material can be used as a rigid layup mandrel, go through a cure process, elevated to elastic temperature, removed and reformed for re-use.
Magnum Venus Products introduces its new Fast Flow light resin transfer molding (LRTM) system, which offers reduced injection times, minimal waste, and minimal post-processing.