Acrolab supports the Filament Winding sector with multiple products and services. Most clients contact us for support with their filament winding applications because of the choice to either implement an oven for a specific new product build or because of thermal Filament Winding issues. We can work with your team to supply thermal management services and components for your Filament Winding applications.
Acrolab offers a complete set of services that you can select from below.
Resins that are exothermic can cause hot spots in your parts and can become over cured . The challenge is that standard mandrels parts do not cure at the same time and so you end up with sections of a part that are already cured and other section not cured yet. Replacing the standard mandrel with a more conductive material or Acrolab’s Isomandrel technology will help solve this issue because standard mandrels are not reactive like an Acrolab Isomandrel. As a result standard mandrels can not move thermal energy quick enough to solve issues like exothermic hot spots.
Some processes require a heated mandrel during winding. This causes many challenges for processing parts due to this pre-cure heating requirement. Some clients utilize a preheating station or use radiant heating to solve the issue of having to heat the mandrel during winding.