RapidClave®

Revolutionizing production of high quality carbon fiber parts with our patents-pending, production-ready RapidClave™ system for thermoset and thermoplastic prepregs.

 

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  • Optimized composite cures for complex laminates of changing thickness and core sections 
  • Reduced cycle time within bounds of resin chemistry
  • 0-350 psi (0-24 bar) pressure
  • 110°F-800°F (43°C-427°C) direct tool heating and indirect composite heating
  • Heating rate, dwell and cooling ramp accurately controlled within 5°F (2.8°C) of setpoint
  • Automatic tool change and connection of all tool/part services (heat/cool, TC, RTD, vacuum)
  • NEW induction heating with RocTool

 

  • High fidelity of cure in single part (non-batch) environment
  • Energy-efficient process reduces process time and systemic cost of operation
  • Multiple tooling and heat/cool solutions
  • Simple recipe programming and comprehensive data acquisition and reporting
  • Enables single piece flow process automation- systemic factory floor efficiency
  • Reduced factory floor footprint
  • Right-sized process envelope for tool family size
  • A thermal processing and consolidation system and method

  • Heating, cooling, pressure, and vacuum all independently controlled according to a set of process parameters

  • Processes the same materials and resin systems designed to be processed in an autoclave

  • System size optimized for the tool size

  • 1 minute tool exchange time

In addition to Globe’s production-proven RapidClave® System, recent developments in high-capacity, automated manufacturing systems for advanced composites include:

  • Precision tooling positioners
  • Ultra high-pressure presslines for plastic armor
  • Automatic lamination machines for thermoset and thermoplastic composites
  • Fully-integrated workcells incorporating Globe core technologies (process heating/ cooling, tooling design, material handling, consolidation and forming, trim and prep for finishing)

RapidClave