UNDERSTAND THE PROCESSING PROBLEMS
LMAT are world renowned for the process simulation activities and in particular the cure distortion and tool surface compensation services. Across the aero industry alone we have several hundred structural components where the tools have been compensated by LMAT.
LMAT specialise in understanding the processing problem and providing an in-depth engineering understanding. The internal mechanisms induced during curing polymers and polymer composites can have a dramatic effect on the structural performance. Distortion in lenses, cracks in ignition components, distortion in structures, cracking in the painted surface all have been simulated and results delivered by LMAT.
The more complex the tooling challenge the more valuable is the insight the process simulation delivers. High service to processing temperature ranges being a particular driver.
The hydrogen economy is presenting opportunities for a more sustainable transport future, by air, road and sea. The challenges with both the manufacture of high pressure thick laminate vessels or the temperatures that a liquid hydrogen tank need to operate both create challenges for robust composite solutions. Many challenges exist in the processing and LMAT experience leaves us placed place to assist in the design of the component and the manufacturing solutions.
If you think we can assist you to understand and develop your process please contact us. We will happily share our advice and identify a route forward. All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.