Reasons Composite Manufacturers Use Filament Winding and Compression Molding
Composite materials are used to reinforce concrete and masonry, reinforced plastics and other uses. The composite materials are preferred because they are strong, light in weight and inexpensive compared to the traditional materials. Manufacturers of composite materials use multiple materials with different physical and chemical properties to produce materials with different components and characteristics. The filament winding and compression molding processes are among the methods that composite manufacturers use. You can hire composite manufacturers to use filament winding or compression molding processes for your project. These are the benefits of compression molding and filament winding processes.
The pressure vessels, CF tubing, tanks and other carbon fiber composite hardware are manufactured using the filament winding process. You will spend significantly fewer costs for production since only one person is needed to oversee the automated process. The output volume is more than the costs of production by far. The composite materials will be affordable because the manufacturer will charge lower prices for using lower production cost in the filament winding process.
Filament winding produces long and/or large parts The long and large structures are designed to save costs through weight savings while retaining the integrity and high quality of the structures. You are sure of getting high-quality composite materials from a manufacturer who uses the filament winding process.
The filament winding process places fibers that are spiral around the circumference at forty-five degrees as they move down the length. The process produces highly strong and stiff shafts and other similar applications because it achieves the angle of optimal torque. There is additional strength to the structure because the process uses long continuous fibers. The process makes it quick and easy to transfer loads, unlike other processes that hinder the transfer of loads because they use discontinuous fibers.
They produce shapes of thermoset rubber or plastic resin as the customers using the compression molding process. The heat mold tool is used to shape the resin or the rubber material by forcing the flow of the material around and inside the tool. The compression molding process is used to make numerous products such as seals, chair feet, door stops and so on. You will need less tools that those required in other molding processes thus compression molding is cost effective. The tools needed are less costly because they can be of aluminum or lower grades of steel. The composite materials will be less expensive want the manufacturer uses compression molding process because they use lower production costs.
The production of small units are best produced using the compression molding process. Setting up a press, running production parts and manufacturing a molding tool requires low capital cost. There are no gates, sprues or runners needed; therefore, you do not need to incur extra costs. The materials are loaded directly into the mold cavity thus making the process suitable for production of large parts.