18 September 2012
18 September 2012
Magnum Venus Plastech (MVP) conducted live demonstrations on Infusion and Flex Moulding Process during the recent China Composites 2012 Expo in Shanghai, China.
During each of the two live demonstrations per day, RTM/Infusion Technical Specialist for MVP, Charles Tur, explained the process for constructing a silicone membrane using two different methods, and then infused the same part in two moulds simultaneously.
According to MVP, each mould showed a different membrane construction – one using the traditional method of locking seals around the perimeter and a resin channel down the centre, with the IVx3 Injection Valve, and the other was a grooved design which locks into grooves built into the flange of the mould, and draws the resin from the perimeter of the mould to a vacuum catch-pot at the centre of the mould.
Joan Tracy, Vice President of International Sales for MVP said of the demonstrations, “I was very pleased by the response we received from attendees of these demonstrations. Many of those who came to the demonstrations stayed after to learn more about the process and equipment, as well as to learn more about our upcoming training.”
At the end of each demonstration, MVP Distributor, Zhang Yi Kai, of MVP-China informed attendees of the first-ever Flex Moulding Process/Closed Mould training to be held in China at the end of October.
The training will be held in cooperation with MVP-China and materials suppliers DIAB and CCG, and will be conducted in China October 29th – 31st, 2012.
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