Optimized fiber reinforcements, fabrics, NCFs
In this Digital Demo, Vectorply provides an overview of its fiber formatting capabilities and technical support operations.
In this Digital Demo, Trevor Gundberg, vice president of composites engineering at Vectorply Corp. (Phenix City, Ala., U.S.), demonstrates the company’s capabilities as a formatter of fiber reinforcements for a variety of composites manufacturing processes. Gundberg reviews the company’s formatting capabilities, which includes biaxial, quadaxial and stitch-bonded noncrimp fabrics (NCFs) using a variety of fiber types including carbon, glass, natural, aramid and basalt. The Digital Demo also summarizes Vectorply’s abilities to produce hybrid fabrics.
Gundberg explains Vectorply’s Road to Optimization, a step-by-step process in which the company’s engineering team works with customers to evaluate and assist in laminate design and development. In this process, Vectorply helps customers choose the optimal manufacturing process and fiber for their product. Manufacturing processes for which Vectorply optimizes fibers include infusion, resin transfer molding, pultrusion, compression molding and filament winding.
This Digital Demo also reviews Vectorply’s Vectorlam laminate design software, which helps customers compare physical and mechanical fiber properties such as stiffness, weight, strength and cost. Customers can access this software at vectorlam.com and either work with the engineering team or create their own options for their process.
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