Ready-mades for use in membrane-assisted vacuum infusion

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Specially devised to facilitate the vacuum infusion process in intricate components, VAP® 3D ready-mades reliably remove air and gas residues from the matrix around where they are deployed. Thanks also to their semi-permeable characteristics, they support use of VAP® membrane systems over entire component surfaces in exacting fabrication and repair assignments.

Produced with the help of advanced lamination system and coating technologies, the functional multi-layer textile products can be tailored by Trans-Textil to individual requirements in terms of:

  • roll length
  • width
  • material combinations

Coming with a flat configuration and integrated breather layer, VAP® 3D ready-mades leave barely a mark on component surfaces, and are suited for modules of every size in wind turbine blade production, boat building, further industrial applications and aviation.

VAP® 3D highlights

  • Facilitates the VAP® process
  • Dependable evacuation of air and gas residues
  • Ensures reliably reproducible results
  • Suitable for any size of component
  • Ease and flexibility in handling
  • Support by experienced VAP® application engineers
  • Material- and custom-shaping expertise for tailored solutions

VAP 3D Highlights

VAP®3D: Solutions adapted to component form

Bauorientierte Konfektion

As part of the AZIMUT and RoCk projects and working in response to calls for automated and optimized process chains, Trans-Textil and Composyst have developed a new made-to-shape approach especially devised for large aviation structures that need to be fabricated in one integral process. Starting with the geometry data of the Airbus A350 pressure bulkhead, this involved compiling the layers in the VAP® process lay-up into a VAP® 3D material kit made up of instant-use textile auxiliaries that have been tailored to the precise shape of the component mold. Aviation-qualified materials combined in newly-developed cutting and joining techniques were solely used.

Automated deployment

Automatisierte Applikation

The large-scale, multi-layer made-to-shape solutions come with robot grip straps for swift, automatic and precisely-positioned layer stacking in the mold. This almost entirely eliminates the need for laborious cutting work and other preparatory tasks such as joining, positioning, repositioning and fixing the layers by hand. The VAP® 3D material kit has already proved its worth in a trial involving a full-size Airbus A350 pressure bulkhead.

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Practice-oriented adaptation

Thanks to the applications engineering experience of the VAP® Network partners and their expertise in made-to-shape solutions, VAP® membrane systems proven in aviation and industrial applications and further textile components (such as 01870 Flow Aid by Trans-Textil) can now be adapted to specific individual requirements for component fabrication.

Project partner

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