The Keys to High-Temperature Tooling Success with Vacuum Infusion

November 05, 2020

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Vacuum Infusion Processing (VIP), sometimes referred to as VARTM, is a viable option for constructing cost effective tools capable of 350F service temperatures. In this webinar, Composites One will cover infusion concepts and materials available for making robust elevated temperature tooling with the vacuum infusion process. They will review woven and NCF carbon reinforcements and lay up techniques to achieve stable, vacuum tight molds. Composites One will also cover the resins, process materials, and best practices for constructing elevated temperature capable molds with infusion.

Primary Topics:

  • Requirements for elevated temperature molds
  • Basic infusion concepts
  • Laminate and process materials
  • Best practices


Neil Smith

Technical Support Manager, Composites One

Neil Smith is a Technical Support Manager for Composites One, supporting and assisting customers with manufacturing and design needs for the past six years. Neil has over ten years experience working as a Composites Engineer in marine design and manufacturing. As well as over five years as a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer of Composites in the Wind Industry for Clipper Windpower, a Pratt & Whitney Power Systems Company. Neil received his undergraduate degree from University of Delaware in Mechanical Engineering.