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Boat manufacturers attending IBEX 2008 will be able to experience the benefits of three different closed mould processes through outdoor demonstrations presented by Composites One.
Featuring Magnum Venus Plastech (MVP) injection equipment, the live work cells will run from 10 AM to 4 PM, October 6-8, in the outdoor demo zone at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
This is the fourth consecutive year that Composites One has presented live demonstrations of closed mould processes, each building upon the previous year’s success. “At those demonstrations, we’ve shown how closed mould processes can be used to build 16-foot sailboats and other large-scale parts, as well as output multiple parts in high volume runs,” said Composites One Vice President of Marketing Greg Shymske. “Now we’re going one step further by simulating a working closed mould shop with Light RTM, CCBM and VIP work cells operating side-by-side, so manufacturers can determine which process is best for their operation.” In addition to the work cells there will be live demonstrations at 1 PM each afternoon showing resin as it flows in real-time through laminates and core products in a specially-made, cross-sectioned boat hull. “Manufacturers will be able to see how resin is evenly distributed throughout the mould, resulting in parts that are more consistent and have better surface cosmetics than those made through traditional open mould processes,” said Shymske. “They will also see cost comparisons between closed mould and traditional open mould processes, along with testimonials and data sheet hand-outs.” Live video feeds of the demonstrations will also be available at select locations inside the IBEX show hall including Composites One Booth #2029.
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