British composites engineering company Aviation Enterprises (AEL) has recently purchased of a state of the art ‘Ciject’ RTM / VRTM epoxy injection pump.
AEL explains that the investment was made to satisfy increasing demand for its services and serves to compliment its long-established prepreg moulding operation.
According to AEL, the new machine has yielded tangible benefits for its customers in the light aviation, marine and renewable energy sectors, offering higher fibre volume fractions, improved consistency and lower wastage than would otherwise be possible without recourse to prepreg. It has also enabled AEL to make significant reductions in the labour required to produce large high quality tools from relatively low-cost plugs.
Additionally, AEL says its detailed materials library has been appropriately expanded, providing the engineering data necessary to underpin the design of new infused mouldings.
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