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Equipment for Manufacturing

The manufacturing of products and components made from composites and plastics requires specialized equipment. Such equipment ranges from small, inexpensive hand tools like scissors and knives, to large capital equipment like autoclaves and filament winders. Even the production of composites themselves requires special machinery such as impregnation lines.
  1. Curing Equipment (11)
  2. Cutting Tools (53)
  3. Diemakers, Moldmakers
  4. Impregnation Lines (8)
  5. Layup Tools
  6. Placement and Winding (4)
  7. Pultrusion Equipment (2)

Closed Mold Manufacturing
Closed mold manufacturing, for more efficient composite manufacturing. Learn the three common types of closed molding, and their advantages.

What is Open Molding
Open molding is a low cost and effective way to manufacture composites. Learn about the two most common methods of open molding, hand lay-up and spray-up.

Filament Winding - The Basics
Filament winding is a unique composite manufacturing process. Learn about the filament winding process, common products made, and the key advantages.

Tooling for composites: Developments In Mold Making
Composites World in-depth article on new materials used in manufacturing tooling and molds used in FRP processing.

Magnum Venus Plastech
Also known as MVP, this company manufacturers equipment used in manufacturing composite products. Equipment includes spray guns, RTM, closed molding, and filament winding machines.

Pultrusion Machines
Pultrusion is the process of "pulling" fiber and resin through a shaped die, creating a continuous composite shape.

Vacuum Bagging Basics
When molding composite materials, it is common to surround the part with air-sealed plastic and pull a vacuum. The removal of air creates a prat with no voids, and the added pressure consolidates the laminate.

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