Airtech expertise has added value to Large Scale Additive Manufacturing and taken it to the next level. Airtech is utilizing its facilities in Springfield, TN (USA) and Differdange, Luxembourg to house a pair of 40ft x 10ft (12m x 3m) large scale additive manufacturing machines to offer its Print-Tech® full-service tool manufacturing solution.
Combo-Tech is our expanded product line that bonds various vacuum bagging materials together to form a better overall product and reduce “touch labor”, saving companies hours of labor expense while increasing productivity.
Vac Valve 409 SS HTR and Vac Valve 429 SS HTR are durable, stainless steel vacuum valves. They were designed for high temperature cures where standard valves with silicone rubber seals fail. Vac Valve 409SS HTR is used with the AHTC-1000 QTD Quick Disconnect Coupling for convenient connections to high temperature vacuum hoses.
Airtech vacuum bagging films can be made up to 16m (52.5ft) wide and no seams! This will help reduce the time and cost to make big bags for applications in wind energy, aerospace, marine, automotive and general composites. In addition, this will reduce the risk of leakage in joint areas with a single piece of film. Loss of parts or rework cost can be avoided.
Thermalimide RCBS is a high performance release film treated both sides for cure temperatures up to 761°F (405°C). Thermalimide RCBS is an ideal release film used during the forming process of thermoplastic materials and other high temperature applications.
A4000 LFST is a heat shrinkable lay-flat tube which has been oriented in the transverse direction. When exposed to heat 249 to 348°F (121 to 176°C) in a recirculating oven, tunnel oven or from a heat gun, the A4000 LFST material will shrink to closely fit the mandrel
Filmcote® 1524 is an engineered film developed as a replacement for release liquids on the surface of mold tools. Filmcote® 1524 remains on the part surface after demold providing protection from damage or contamination during subsequent process.
Airweave® UHT 800 is a non-woven blended, fiberglass breather. It is safer to use this breather in place of a woven fiberglass breather. Airweave® UHT 800 makes an easier transition for the vacuum bag and in any radius. One layer provides good breathing to 800°F (427°C).
Airflow 65R can be used as an autoclave or oven hose. The outer ply is silicone rubber that encases a flexible steel tube that prevents collapse and hose separation. The bell-shaped ferrule helps hose lacerations at fitting ends extending hose life. Available in straight or 90° end fittings on one or both ends.
Wrightlon® 4600 release film is a low cost high temperature film for use in flat or limited curvature molding applications up to 380°F (193°C). It will release from epoxy and phenolic resin systems. All standard perforations are available. Please see our perforation table in this section.
BBH 1080 is a durable high temperature and high pressure autoclave hose. The hose construction consists of an inner flexible stainless steel conduit over-wrapped with a stainless steel braid. A stainless steel armor jacket covers the hose and protects it from the harsh autoclave and production environment.
The Masterflex “S“ series is a flexible spiral square tube used as a reinforcing hat section stiffener on the backside of the tool face. Masterflex stiffens the tool face to avoid dimensional stability problems. This is achieved by overlaying our tooling prepreg or wet lay-up plies over the Masterflex.
Stretchlon® 700 vacuum bag film is a high elongation elastomeric film which is designed for cures up to 385°F (195°C). It is particularly suitable for applications where softness and elongation are required. The risk of bridging in the corners is highly reduced due to the elasticity of the film.
Teflease MG 2 is a PTFE film coated with a silicone adhesive. Teflease MG tapes will release from most resin systems. They are ideal for use on tooling blocks and all areas where high elongation and release is needed. Teflease MG tapes will form to critical contours and mold surfaces while offering multiple releases or may be used to cover multiple detail mold seams
VacLeak LEQ-70 is a compact economical vacuum leak detector for finding leaks in vacuum bags, sealant tapes, hoses and fittings. VacLeak LEQ-70 converts the ultrasonic sound produced by leaks to an audible level and also visually displays the leak on an LED meter.
Airflow 100R is now available with 90 degrees fixed end fittings on one or both ends. It is a durable high temperature and high pressure autoclave hose. The silicone rubber outer protective sleeve encases a braided stainless steel covering a PTFE inner tube supported with a flexible steel spring conduit.