Compression resin transfer molding overcame the difficulty in shaping CFRP car parts with development time reduced by 50%.
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A supplement with the November 2020 issue of CompositesWorld takes a close look at some of the technologies that are driving innovation in the composites industry.
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The autonomous concept, sufficient for series production, enables lower investment costs. Up to 15 cylinders can be produced simultaneously per operation.
Increasing part production by decreasing injection times, Fast Flow LRTM is said to be capable of injecting a 50 square foot part in under four minutes using only one injection port.
Like other closed molding composites processes, Light Resin Transfer Molding (LRTM) offers reduced waste and emissions, efficient materials use and a consistent and repeatable process. But LRTM requires less costly tooling and can still provide excellent cosmetics on both sides of a part in an efficient manufacturing process.
Incorporating the LRTM process enabled Soling to produce the largest LRTM part by volume manufactured in Colombia.