For rotation-symmetric items – high mechanical performance, economical and scalable
The vacuum infusion is ideal for single parts with large dimensions and for small series. The process allows for high quality and perfect surfaces on one side.
Advantages of the vacuum infusion process are:
In the infusion process, similar to the RTM process, the dry reinforcement material is placed in a mould which has been coated with release agent upfront. The entire structure is then evacuated and compressed under a vacuum bag and the polymer matrix is sucked-in (impregnation). The curing can take place at room temperature and may take a few hours. The process can be accelerated by elevated temperatures. In order to increase the temperature resistance of the components, they are typically post-tempered at higher temperature in an oven after demoulding.
CONNOVA has the know-how and the means for the vacuum infusion process:
Typical applications of the vacuum infusion process are: