Composite materials simulation and manufacturing processes laboratory
Manufacturing processes for composite fiberglass, carbon, aramid materials
- manual vacuum manufacturing
- infusion manufacturing
- manufacture of composites with low temperature pre-preg outside autoclave
- manufacture of thermoplastic composites with membrane press
- manufacture of SMC/BMC composites with compression moulding
Analysis with finite elements of composite materials:
- FEMAP w/NX Nastran software
- PAM COMPOSITES software
Mould design and manufacture for composites:
- Solid Works, Solid Edge
- CNC machining centre
- 3D printer to manufacture Ultem and PC moulds
Characterisation of physical-chemical properties:
- % fibre/resin
- Tg, Tm
- mechanical properties
MOST OUTSTANDING EQUIPMENT AND COMPONENTS
3D Stratasys inprimagailuak: Fortus eta Object
Equipment to manufacture composites with infusion
FEMAP w/NX Nastran AND PAM COMPOSITES simulation softwares
Membrane Press for thermoforming
TGA (Thermogravimetric analysis) and DSC (Differential scanning calorimetry)
Fields of application
SERVICES OFFERED BY THE ASSET
Manufacture of composite prototypes by infusion and RTM (Cijet One).
Ongoing manufacture of fiber composite parts, manufacture of first prototypes for end-client validation. Manufacturing processes: infusion, RTM.
Manufacture of prototype moulds for composites, PolyJet J700 and FDM Fortus 450 technologies (composite tooling and sacrificial composite tooling)
Design and manufacture of prototype moulds to later be used in manufacturing composite parts. The moulds can be made of thermoplastic or thermoset resin, ant they are manufactured by 3D printing.
Metallic and cast resin mold manufacturing for composites by 5 axes machining
Design and manufacture of molds for later use in the manufacture of composite parts, metal molds, wood or resin manufactured by 5-axis machining.
Simulation of manufacturing process and mechanical properties of composite parts
Simulation of manufacturing process and/or structural properties of composite parts, depending on the type and direction of reinforcements.