Advantages of Filament Winding and Compression Molding
Composite materials are used to reinforce concrete and masonry, reinforced plastics and other uses. Many people use composite materials because they are too light, strong and less expensive. The composite manufacturers produce composite materials from a combination of materials that have different physical and chemical properties. The filament winding and compression molding processes are among the methods that composite manufacturers use. 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. 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. It reduces the labor cost for producing each part because the process is automated. You will spend fewer costs to get high output. 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 design of the structures produced are large and/or long to save the costs of production and also maintain their quality and integrity. The manufacturer who uses a filament winding process will provide you composite materials that are of high quality for you to get value for your money.
The spiral fibers move down the length as they are being placed at forty-five degrees around the circumference. 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.
The compression molding process that they use producers thermoset rubber and plastic resin keeping in mind the shape that the customer requires. 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 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. 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. there is low capital cost of manufacturing a mold tool, setting up a press and beginning to run production parts. There are no extra costs such as need for gates, sprues or runners because that will consume extra material costs. The materials are loaded directly into the mold cavity thus making the process suitable for production of large parts.