Regardless of the industry you work in, when you have an important composite project with big expectations, you need to ensure you’re working with the right team.
Designing and manufacturing advanced composite and metallic components is complex, specialized work. Whether you run a plant in aerospace, robotics or manufacturing industries, you want top-tier quality with competitive prices.
Everyone knows that a composite is a strong and durable material made from combining other materials together, and is usually composed of fiber reinforcements alongside a resin matrix to bond those fibers. Everyone also knows that composites solve major problems while driving performance levels, paving the way for innovation — that is, if you’re working with the right composite company.
When you partner with a reliable company like Spartec Composites, you know that your resin infusion, 3D printing, or hand lay-up job will be completed by a dedicated, professional team.
Resin Infusion Built to Last
High-volume resin infusion production demands consistency and repeatability, which is why the company you choose should employ computer-controlled mixing and injection, designed to mitigate risk and ensure durability.
Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding techniques are an advanced feature that allows for mold design and processing to be done around any requirements. If your project requires polyester, vinyl, ester, glass, carbon or epoxy, look for a team that can complete both small and large production runs, including:
- Boat hulls
- Industrial components Vehicle body panels
- Parts for Aersospace and Defense Industries
- Special effects props and mannequins
- Waterslides and diving boards
3D Printing is More Popular Than Ever
With industry demands always changing, many designs are too intricate to attempt by hand. 3D printing allows for the rapid prototyping of new parts, or of molds that can then by used for larger projects.
In aerospace, for example, parts need to be designed to withstand not only extreme temperatures but exposure to hazardous chemicals. They must also be subjected to repeat pressure from loading and offloading all while remaining as light as possible.
In manufacturing, 3D printing allows for complete overhaul of a decades-old process. With custom-made fixtures, jigs, and end-of-arm tooling available at a fraction of the price, 3D printing has allowed for faster production of key components such as:
- Rail lock-out mechanisms
- Signage components
- Fixtures for quality checks
If you have a 3D printing need in one of these industries, look for a team that uses autoclaves — as they offer the ability to pressure cure both molds and parts, which ensures high-end, void-free performance.
Hand Lay-up Work? Look for a Personal Touch
Hand lay-up work still represents the foundational core of many composite jobs. As with any manual craft, the details matter and so does experience. If you have a composite job that requires a personal touch, be sure to look for a team that can take on jobs of all shapes and sizes.
HLU techniques can produce:
- Horse racing helmets
- Retail store fixtures
- Art sculptures
- Sports helmets
- Truck parts
- And more
Trust the Experts
If you need resin-infusion, industrial 3D printing, or professional hand lay-up work, be sure to find a composite company that has the knowledge and experience to advise on any aspect of your project, from design through execution, and who promises to get the job done on time and on budget.
You’ll be glad you did.