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.
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.
Thermwood presents its Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) system, designed to quickly fabricate large fiber-reinforced polymer structures for a variety of applications.
Sicomin Epoxy Systems offers an introduction to GreenPoxy - the company’s line of bio-based epoxies and gelcoats, available in industrial quantities for a wide range of manufacturing processes and market applications.