Make composites faster & cleaner.Savings of 18-75% over conventional laminating times are claimed for new ceramic-filled materials systems and for special glass veils that permit "wet-on-wet" lay-up. These were just two of the new materials and equipment entries at the fall Composites '95 show of the Composites Fabricators Association in Anaheim, Calif. Other developments include new low-VOC laminating resins and gelcoats, thermal-shock-resistant marble resins, and new equipment for RTM (1) (RealTime Model) Refers to a system or architecture that performs operations in real time. See real time.
(2) (Release/Released To M and spray-up.
A new line of ceramic-based composite materials is being offered by the Magnum Ceramic Composites Div. of Magnum Industries, Clearwater, Fla. The materials have low styrene sty·rene
A colorless oily liquid from which polystyrenes, plastics, and synthetic rubber are produced. Also called vinylbenzene. content and are filled with ceramic particles that minimize shrinkage and increase thermal stability. The materials have been used in both spray-up and RTM.
These materials reportedly can produce FRP FRP Fremskrittspartiet (Norwegian: Progress Party; political party)
FRP Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic
FRP Fiber Reinforced Polymer
FRP Fibre Reinforced Polymer
FRP Fleet Response Plan (US Navy) tooling in 75% less time, with lower weight, and at lower cost than standard tooling methods. One tooling material, Phoenix TOL-1055, can be applied in thick layers without excessive heat and shrinkage. Typical tools can be manufactured in one day, with reinforcement added the second day, Magnum says.
Another material, Phoenix 0770-LF laminating resin, is based on a high-heat isophthalic resin and ceramic filler. Also available are multi-purpose ceramic-filled barrier materials used behind the gelcoat A gelcoat is a material used to provide a high quality finish on the visible surface of a fibre-reinforced composite material. The most common gelcoats are based on epoxy or unsaturated polyester resin chemistry. to reduce air voids. Phoenix SHLD-1050 brushable compound is formulated for void prevention in tight radii ra·di·i
A plural of radius.
a plural of radius . It allows the fabricator to apply chopped glass into wet material without glass "spring-back." Sprayable SHLD-1045 provides increased blister protection.
High-HDT, low-shrink Phoenix LCR-5155 resin is a blend of isophthalic and DCPD DCPD Dicyclopentadiene
DCPD Direct Current Potential Drop
DCPD Direct Compensation Property Damage (automobile insurance coverage)
DCPD Daly City Police Department (California)
DCPD Directional Canister Passage Detector resins formulated to provide better wet-out and higher strength than typical isophthalic laminating resins. The high HDT HDT Heat Deflection Temperature (plastics)
HDT High Dose Therapy
HDT Heatpipe Direct Touch (Xigmatek)
HDT Heat Distortion Temperature (plastics)
HDT Henry David Thoreau is suitable for dark-colored parts that will be exposed to the sun, Magnum says.
Magnum also supplies a rolling-drum mixer to blend the resin and filler, as well as special airless spray-up equipment designed to handle the highly filled, viscous, and abrasive mix.