Pressure Assisted Thermoforming
Out of Autoclave (OOA) Technology

PTIR™ Prepreg with the P-Wave™ heating method can be applied to filament winding, tape placement and thermoforming by installing a hardware modification to achieve GREEN processing and maximum productivity.

Laminate blank consolidation

PTIR™ Thermoset and Thermoplastic Prepregs are quickly and volumetrically heated by the P-Wave™ heating method while simultaneously applying roller nip pressure. Maximum consolidation can be expected for the laminate. A cold nip is desirable for maximum throughput.

Vacuum bag forming

PTIR™ Prepreg is quickly and volumetrically heated using the P-Wave™ heating method, while simultaneously applying pressure in a vacuum bag system using infrared transparent vacuum bag material.

Thermoforming

PTIR™ Prepreg laminate is quickly and volumetrically heated by the P-Wave™ heating method, and molded in a cold mold press system. A cold mold is desirable for maximum throughput.



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