Process & Materialscheung2021-06-09T15:42:48+00:00
Pre-Preg Carbon Fiber
Pre-preg is fabric reinforcement that has been pre-impregnated with a resin system. The resin system is typically an epoxy that already includes the proper curing agent. As a result, it’s ready to lay into a mold without the addition of resin or the steps required of a typical hand lay-up.
Bladder molding is used for complex parts that require strict cosmetic requirements, tight outside tolerances or a combination of all three.
Our autoclave delivers perfect surface quality carbon fiber parts because of high pressure that compresses the parts and prevents air voids from forming.
Resin Infusion is a process by which vacuum draws resin into a dry fiber laminate in a one-sided mold. A rigid or flexible film membrane is placed over the top and sealed around the mold periphery.
Compression molding is the process in which a preheated polymer is placed into an open, heated mold cavity. The mold is then closed with a top plug and compressed in order to have the material contact all areas of the mold.
Overlays can be a cost effective means of achieving an aesthetic carbon fiber look on otherwise plain parts. An overlay is accomplished by adding a layer of carbon fiber over materials such as plastic, composite, or metal components.