Composites One, the Closed Mold Alliance and some 20 industry partners plan to present more than 15 closed mold and other process demonstrations during CAMX 2016, taking place in Anaheim, CA, USA, from 27-29 September.
‘Not only will manufacturers see us use closed mold and advanced processes to build or repair real-world parts, but they’ll see the latest in innovative products,’ said Composites One director of marketing communications, Marcy Offner.
The demonstrations include:
- Marine – building a boat console through light RTM
- Transportation – using SMC and compression molding to build an automotive part
- Aerospace – making a UAV wing structure through vacuum infusion and using a RTM heated mold to build interior aircraft panels
- Consumer recreation – producing skateboards through silicone bag molding
- Corrosion – building eight-inch pipe flanges in a light RTM production cell
- Infrastructure – using vacuum bag infusion to repair a carbon fiber column
- Architecture – using silicone bag molding to build wooden benches
- New tooling technology – preparing a CNC plug mold with GURU tooling material.
Demos will be repeated at CAMX on Tuesday and Wednesday.
This story is reprinted from material from Composites One, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.