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    Photo of Bladder Molding by Rock West Composites

    Bladder Molding by Rock West Composites

    Bladder molding is a process used for creating organic hollow shapes out of composite materials, typically prepregs. Bladder molding typically requires matched female molds and is usually performed using carbon fiber pre-preg, a fiber reinforcement that is pre-impregnated with epoxy resin and requires heat to harden.

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    Resin Infusion

    Rock West Composites uses a manufacturing process called resin infusion to wet out dry reinforcing fibers with epoxy resin.

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    Roll Wrapping by Rock West Composites

    Ever wondered how a carbon fiber tube is made? Wonder no more. While there are multiple ways a tube can be manufactured we dedicate half of our tubing production capacity to Roll Wrapping. Roll Wrapping allows the use of Prepreg materials and yields some of the highest quality tubes possible.

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    Filament Winding Process

    1. Filament winding is a process in which dry fibrous materials (often referred to as “Tow”) are systematically applied to a rotating tool. Rock West Composites filament winds carbon fiber however other materials such as fiberglass can be used too. 2. Engineering requirements of the tube dictate the number of…

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