PROCESSES PRODUCTS

Curing

VeeloHEAT Caul enables in-situ hot debulking capabilities

Built on existing debulk bagging procedures, Veelo Technologies’ debulking solution can take place at the tool during layup, reducing costs and improving throughput. 
#layup #outofautoclave

Processes

Molecular Plasma Group introduces automated technology for adhesion promotion

MolecularGRIP combines atmospheric plasma treatment with adhesion promoter chemistry for automated, environmentally-friendly adhesion promotion on material surfaces.
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Prepregs

Cygnet Texkimp presents next-generation composites unrolling creel

Flatline Creel uses low-pressure, low-friction patented pneumatic technology to regulate the torque applied to each position on the creel. 
#weaving

Curing

Vastek Industrial showcases tabletop infrared conveyor oven

Ideal for laboratory testing and low-volume production applications, the D-100 model is highly compact, and ensures edge-to-edge temperature uniformity.

Additive Manufacturing

Infinite Material Solutions presents water-soluble support material for 3D-printing capabilities

AquaSys 180 is compatible with high-temperature thermoplastics and holds an advantage for the Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D printing process.
#pei #peek

Injection/Overmolding

Altair Inspire Mold simulates injection molding process to optimize manufacturability

Inspire Mold can evaluate manufacturability of new components at the outset of development, complete design iterations faster, reduce cost and other optimization features.

Infusion

Oli46 Resin Blocker maintains infusion vacuum level

Technical flange is designed to avoid resin waste up to 80%, improve surface finish and save on cost and production time.

Glass Fibers

Techsil, Panacol offer Vitralit adhesive for filament winding

The transparent one-component epoxy adhesive and curing system is ideal for carbon fiber or glass fiber filament winding.
#adhesives

Additive Manufacturing

Teton launches Smart Slice simulation 3D printing tool

The software automatically optimizes slicing parameters for 3D printers, reduces print iterations and provides near instant feedback on the viability of a user’s project.
#automation #composites4_0

Pultrusion

Avient debuts improved adhesive resin formulations for thermoset pultrusions

The Glasforms resin formulation cuts down on time, labor and simplifies the manufacturing process for thermoset pultrusions.
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