ALL SET FOR SAMPE, MAY 2017

ALL SET FOR SAMPE, MAY 2017

The Rubbercraft team are looking forward to catching up with customers – and meeting new people – at the forthcoming SAMPE exhibition in Seattle, due to run from 22nd May to 25th May 2017. We’ll be out in full force on Stand D38 so do drop by to hear about the latest advances from Rubbercraft.

The only technical conference and exhibition that is exclusively focused on advanced materials and processes, SAMPE promises to be an exciting few days, connecting delegates and exhibitors with emerging innovations, business solutions and proven technology advancements.

Rubbercraft will be delivering a paper on Wednesday, May 24th at  2:30pm, authored by our technical experts Mathias Hecht, Finley Miller, and Robert Harshberger, entitled:

THE EFFECT OF THE PERMEABILITY OF ELASTOMERIC TOOLING ON COMPOSITE MATERIALS

For a taster, here’s an abstract but you will be able to access the entire paper later in May at showtime!

“Elastomeric materials are used as tooling for the manufacturing of composites due to their flexibility and their ability to change cross-section under pressure. Some of the applications include bladders and barrier layers that distribute pressure during the curing process. Different elastomers have different, temperature dependent gas permeabilities, which is a design consideration for elastomeric tooling. In this study, the gas permeability of different elastomers at room temperature and 180°C has been compared together with the effect on the surface quality and porosity of the composite structures. The effect of different curing configurations on laminate porosity has also been considered. It is has been observed that viton is less permeable than silicone at room temperature and 180°C. Both materials result in composite porosity when directly used as gas barrier layer that correlates with the material permeability. A tri-layer approach to eliminate gas flow to the composite completely has also been demonstrated…”

Take a look at our Informational Flyer about our products to feature at the exhibition.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

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