The Ciject 3 is an advanced machine designed to process pre-mixed or single-component resin systems. It allows different resin systems to be prepared (i.e. heated, mixed, degassed) and then dispensed without the need to clean and re-prime a mechanical pumping system.
Originally designed for R&D and lab-scale processing, the Ciject 3 has been developed further to suit the specific requirements of the aerospace and other hi-tech composite manufacturing industries. The accurate output control allows the machine to be used in both resin transfer moulding (RTM) and resin infusion (RI) processes.
“Over the past 18 months, Composite Integration have worked with a number of Tier 1 and OEM aerospace manufacturers to develop techniques for processing high temperature, aerospace grade resin systems using Out of Autoclave (OOA) techniques such as RTM and RI,” says Kelly Ellis, Business Development Manager for Composite Integration. “As part of this developmental work, it became evident that there was a need within the industry for high quality, integrated injection equipment which is capable of injecting resin at accurate pressures. The resulting Ciject 3 range of machinery has been used to successfully infuse carbon epoxy parts (in both RTM and resin infusion processes), with laminate properties that are directly comparable to those of a prepreg equivalent.”
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