WE CAN CHECK YOUR MATERIAL BEFORE PRODUCTION
Common to all simulation techniques the predictions are only as good as the quality of the data being used within them. None more with the complexities of cure simulation. The foundations of the LMAT ACCS simulation capability is a comprehensive series of material databases generated for physical testing of the material to capture all the effects occurring in the material during cure and its interaction with the tool and its response during cool down.
LMAT have developed a suite of tests that are carried out in-house in the facility in Bristol. Much of the testing is undertaken on industry standard equipment, it is however the operation of this and the processing of the complex data sets where the accuracy of the characterisation is most significant. A number of the tests and parameter derivation techniques are unique to LMAT.
• Thermoset systems in pre-preg, liquid resin and sheet form.
• Thermoplastic systems in a variety of formats.
• Permeability testing of dry fabrics with the selected resin.
• For C-SMC and SMC there is an additional step of squeeze flow testing.
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.