In the drive to improve aircraft efficiency (yet lower manufacturing cost) mixing composite resin is a key focus for aerospace designers while reviewing construction materials. By producing composite applications for the main outboard components, weight is hugely reduced. Production techniques are now available to offer this reduction and increase strength with even better quality. The net result is improved fuel efficiency and reduced component costs.
Composite technology constantly evolves to deliver these benefits but consistancy is a paramount factor, regardless of the technology. Greaves has partnered a number of leading Aerospace manufacturers by developing and supplying high specification resin reactors. These four latest machines are specified for agitation, full vacuum to high pressure and thermal induction jackets with internal cooling coil. Contact parts are polished to ensure good evacuation following a batch therefore eliminating debris traps.