Compaction / Drape forming systems
The purpose of the compaction process is to control the material thickness and the fiber volume fraction prior to curing. There are many benefits to the compaction technique as, it removes trapped air between layers. It compacts the fiber layers for efficient force transmission among fiber bundles and prevents shifting of fiber orientation during cure. It reduces humidity, and finally it optimizes the fiber-to-resin ratio in the composite part.
Composite Alliance Corp proposes 2 main types of compaction systems:
- Mechanical / heat compaction
- Vacuum / heat compaction (table or trough)
All compaction equipment can be customized according to the preferred heating method, the chosen compaction process and the dimensions needed.