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Why Filament Winding and Compression Molding Is Beneficial
There are many uses of composite materials such as in the manufacture of storage tanks, cultured marble sinks and others. The traditional materials are more expensive, heavy and less strong compared to composite materials that are why many people prefer composite materials. The composite manufacturers produce composite materials from a combination of materials that have different physical and chemical properties. They use several processes including filament winding and compression molding. 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.
They use filament winding to manufacture carbon fiber composite hardware such as tanks, CF tubing, pressure vessels and many more. 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.
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. The manufacturer uses filament winding process will produce high-quality composite materials for you.
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. Loads can be transferred because of the continuous fibers in this process, but this is difficult in other processes that use discontinuous fibers.
They produce shapes of thermoset rubber or plastic resin as the customers using the compression molding process. The shape of the rubber or resin material is achieved using heat mold tool and clamping pressure to force the flow of the material around inside the two. The process is used to make a wide range of products including seals, boots, door stops, and others. You save a lot of production costs since the process does need fewer tools than other molding processes. Any tool that can withstand high pressure such are the low cost aluminum and low grades of steel can be used. You will pay less for the composite materials because of their low production cost the manufacturer incurs when using compression molding process.
The compression molding process is suitable for production of small units. Setting up a press, running production parts and manufacturing a molding tool requires low capital cost. There are no extra material costs for sprues, gates or runners because that materials have to pass through in other production methods before they enter the mold cavity. You can produce large parts with this compression molding process because you load the materials directly into the mold cavity.