Composite Integration exhibited at the 5th Metyx Composites Summit that took place 23rd & 24th May in Izmir, Turkey. Alongside showcasing at the event, Managing Director Richard Bland, presented on the topic “Automated Infusion of Large Structures”.
The precise automation of manufacturing methods for composites is challenging, and this must be preceded with a clear understanding of the science behind the process variables, as well as the competent techniques required to produce successful material.
Richard discussed not only these processes and the understanding required for large infusion but also the equipment used to deliver high quality, automated infusion of large structures, that reduces both labour content and risk. This can be applied to a wide variety of composite structures across multiple sectors such as marine, wind energy, construction, and aerospace.
After the conference, Metyx and Composite Integration collaborated to host a three-day training workshop that took place at the Metyx Telateks Production Site in Manisa, from 25th – 27th May.
Manufacturers investigating the various “closed mould” processing techniques are often confused by the information that is publicly available and determining the appropriate process for a particular application can be challenging.
Composite Integration delivered training with practical demonstrations to clarify and clearly explain the advantages of the RTM and Infusion processes, as well as identify the key influencing factors and relevant materials used. Our customers really appreciate this approach.
The three-day workshop was an extremely successful event with around 80 delegates in attendance. The training included an in-depth breakdown of the fundamental principles, different processes, considerations relating to the process science, and the significant benefits of manufacturing composite with these methods.
Research & Development Director, Dr Tim Searle who led the Infusion training day commented, “the event was incredibly well received. In the 3 days we were able to cover a huge amount. The enthusiastic delegates learnt and experienced key stages of composite tool building, in groups they assembled and infused demonstrator laminates and we were able to infuse a small boat hull live. Delegates were able to see our Ciject® injection machine, CiDAQ data loggers and IMPS pressure sensors in action. So all in all they had a very informed and energetic experience”