Composite molding methods include vacuum bag molding, pressure bag molding, and autoclave molding
. In vacuum bag molding, a fibrous preform is impregnated with resin, placed into a vacuum bag, and cured.
After autoclave molding
, the skins are automatically routed and urethane adhesive is applied by a robot.
However, they focused on the description of the curing process during autoclave molding
. To our knowledge, a model that can accurately describe the cure kinetics of the high performance epoxy in the filling stage of RTM processing is still lacking.
Nickel electroformed tooling can help manufacturers decrease time to market for new products via a broad range of low-pressure molding processes including: rotational, slush and blow molding, vacuum forming, autoclave molding
, reaction injection molding (RIM), and resin transfer molding RTM.