Fi Innovations are experts in resin infusion. Top-of-the-line vacuum pumps and a dedicated infusion room, allow us to handle the most technical projects. Our experienced infusion staff have completed a range of work, from snazzy snare drums to stunning Shotover jet seating pods to super-size sewer pipe sections.
Resin infusion (also known as vacuum infusion) is an modern technique, where the reinforcing layers are laid dry into a mould. After closing the mould with a plastic film or silicone bag, a vacuum is applied and an exact quantity of resin is introduced. Because the laminate is pre-compacted, the resin-to-fibre ratio is precisely controlled.
The benefits of resin infusion, compared to traditional composite laminating, include:
- Optimal resin-to-fibre ratio
- Stronger laminate
- Minimum weight
- Lower number of voids
- Reduced operator exposure to harmful chemicals
- Reduced resin usage with cost savings
- Easier ply lay-up
- High quality exposed carbon finish if desired
Check out our “Carbon Seats for the Jet Age” write up in the Composites Association of New Zealand’s ‘Flexi’ magazine – 1 June 2013 (top left on Page 2)