Advantages of Filament Winding and Compression Molding
There are many uses of composite materials such as in the manufacture of storage tanks, cultured marble sinks and others. The composite materials are preferred because they are strong, light in weight and inexpensive compared to the traditional materials. Materials that have different physical and chemical properties are combined by composite manufacturers to produce materials that have different characteristics and components. 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. 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 reduced cost of production will enable the manufacturer to charge us for the materials that you require.
The parts produced by filament winding process are large and long. The integrity and high quality of the structures is maintained while the costs of production are minimized when the long and /or large structures are produced. 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 shafts and other applications similar to it are strong and stiff because the filament winding process achieves the angle of optimal torque transfer. The structure is strengthened further by the long continuous fibers that are used in this process. 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 use compression molding to produce thermoset rubber or plastic resin according to the shape the customer needs. The flow of the material is forced around inside the heat mold tool to produce the shape of resin or rubber that is required. They make a variety of products such as boots, seals gaskets door stops, chair feet among others. The process is cost effective because it needs less infrastructure than those needed in other molding processes. The tools needed are less costly because they can be of aluminum or lower grades of steel. 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. 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 material costs for sprues, gates or runners because that materials have to pass through in other production methods before they enter the mold cavity. Compression molding process is suitable for production of large parts.