Reasons Composite Manufacturers Use Filament Winding and Compression Molding
Composite materials are used to reinforce concrete and masonry, reinforced plastics and other uses. The traditional materials are more expensive, heavy and less strong compared to composite materials that are why many people prefer composite materials. Materials that have different physical and chemical properties are combined by composite manufacturers to produce materials that have different characteristics and components. The composite manufacturers used several processes in manufacturing composite materials including filament winding and compression molding If you need to construct a building or any other project that requires the services of composite manufacturers you can request them to use the compression molding or filament winding processes. You should get materials from composite manufacturers who use filament winding and compression molding processes because of these benefits.
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 that you require will cost lower when the composite manufacturer uses low cost of production in the filament winding process.
The process highly suitable for producing larger or very long parts. The design of the structures produced are large and/or long to save the costs of production and also maintain their quality and integrity. You are sure of getting high-quality composite materials from a manufacturer who uses the filament winding process.
The spiral fibers move down the length as they are being placed at forty-five degrees around the circumference. The shafts and other applications similar to it are strong and stiff because the filament winding process achieves the angle of optimal torque transfer. The long continuous fibers are used in a filament winding process to add more strength to the structure. The discontinuities in fibers in other processes makes it impossible to transfer loads.
They use compression molding to produce thermoset rubber or plastic resin according to the shape the customer needs. 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 save a lot of production costs since the process does need fewer tools than other molding processes. 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 compression molding process is suitable for production of small units. You will need significantly lower capital to manufacture a mold tool, set up a press and begin running the production parts. There are no extra costs such as need for gates, sprues or runners because that will consume extra material costs. The production of large parts that need a bulk of material is suitable with the use of compression molding process because materials are loaded into the mold cavity directly.