Infusion

Infusion represents a class of closed mold manufacturing processes whereby dry fabric — carbon, glass, aramid or natural — is placed in a mold and infused with a liquid resin under heat and vacuum to distribute the resin throughout all fabric layers.
Hinckley Yachts’ Dasher features carbon fiber/epoxy construction and electric propulsion
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The markets: Boatbuilding and marine (2019)

NMMA’s top trends for 2018 include more accessible and versatile recreational watercraft for families, an increase in saltwater and freshwater fishing boat sales, and increased sales for cruisers. Electric propulsion and 3D-printed hulls and molds are also gaining momentum.

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The markets: Renewable energy (2019)

The global market for wind turbine composite materials could reach a market value of more than 12 billion by 2023 and is expected to grow at CAGR around 9.6% from now to 2023.
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3M introduces spray adhesive for infusion applications

3M has launched Hi Tack Composite Spray Adhesive 71 for infusion composites fabricating applications, particularly in industrial, marine and transportation markets.