Composites are one of the most widely used materials and serve a great many industries worldwide. Among their numerous qualities, they are especially valued for their adaptability which allows us to create and manufacture composite solutions tailored to every client’s particular needs. Our research and development expertise provides us the appropriate flexibility to fully respond to our ambitious objectives, supported by cutting-edge technologies.
ADVANCED 3D CAD DESIGN/MODELLING
Our 3D CAD software is upgraded periodically by our experienced team of engineers, technicians and professionals who integrate R&D findings of new applications and improvement of specific industrial processes. This allows us to generate superior custom designs more quickly and efficiently, and explore creative possibilities for new and existing products.
Our state-of-the-art IT system also allows take advantage of the full potential of the most advanced software: SolidWorks Premium, CATIA V5 Mechanical Design Creation, CATIA V5 Composite design, CATIA V5 Composite Manufacturing, CATIA V5 PLM, Abaqus, DraftSight and eDrawings.
FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS (FEA)
FEA is the duplication of real-world conditions using software analysis. This method is used to evaluate the strength of the components according to their positioning, so that alternative solutions or systems can be tested to ensure we manufacture the best possible high performance cost-effective product.
It is very important to take into account the effects of the nonlinear behavior in these analyses as very few software integrate this behavior in their calculations. However, our powerful computers allow us to effectively use SolidWorks Simulation Premium and Abaqus.
Our polymer concrete has a unique chemical formulation and high dielectric values. We use polymers that considerably improve bond strength, resistance to weatherability and abrasion. Our polymer concrete is impermeable and offers excellent flexural and tensile strengths and modulus. It is the ideal material for use in extreme corrosive environments and high heat dielectric conditions.
Composite-to-metal bonding is a method of bonding a composite profile to a metal structure. Our method is versatile, economical and tailored to our clients’ needs. Thanks to the chemical formulation of our structural thermosetting adhesives, we can attain up to 37 MPa shear strength.
DION® 6694 RESIN
DION® 6694 is a modified corrosion-resistant resin we use in our pultrusion process and in compression molding. This polyester thermoset polymer is particularly resistant to alkaline and oxidizing environments, and offers excellent chemical resistance and retention of mechanical properties at high temperatures.
Our unique expertise has allowed us to develop and deploy various products, which have contributed to establish new quality standards and improve existing processes, while providing composite assemblies that satisfy or exceed industry requirements.
Our method allows us to mold complex high-strength fiberglass reinforcements that are resistant to severe corrosive environmental conditions.
Reinforced Reaction Injection Molding (RRIM) is our preferred process for transformation of thermoset materials. Polymerization occurs in the mold, and reinforcement is added to control warpage and undulations, and increase flexural modulus and other mechanical properties to suit specific applications.
We use special resin types in our pultrusion process, which make all the difference. They include high heat distortion isophtalic polyester, phenolic novolac vinyl ester, polyurethane, epoxy, and other polyester and vinyl ester resins, blends and alloys. Our pultrusion process and chemical formulations generate straight parts, no arc or camber.
Pultrusion is a continuous process for manufacturing composite materials with constant cross-section. Reinforcing fibers are pulled through a resin, and into a heated die, where the resin undergoes polymerization.
ULTRA-HIGH PERFORMANCE AND RESISTANT CHEMICAL FORMULATIONS
We specialize in Inter Penetrating Polymer Network (IPN) based chemical formulations. IPNs combine the synergistic properties of incompatible resins, resulting in higher levels of performance, greater stability, enhanced mechanical properties and excellent corrosion resistance.