Automated layup of unidirectional prepreg tape (foreground) at Tri-Mack’s Advanced Composites Center.
Consolidation of low-void laminate at the press at Tri-Mack’s Advanced Composites Center.
Thermoforming complex shapes in Tri-Mack’s Advanced Composites Center. A high-speed shuttle transports the consolidated laminate into an infrared oven, where it is heated and then precision molded in a tool designed and built by Tri-Mack.
A hybrid bracket made of composites and metal, manufactured at Tri-Mack’s Advanced Composites Center. These components combine the performance of thermoplastic composites (TPCs) with injection molding, and sometimes metal fastener inserts (shown here) to create complex assemblies.