Autoclave 1 - 4.5m x 1.5m diameter; temperature up to 200° C; pressure up to 8 bar; integrated vacuum chamber. Total programmable control of temperature, vacuum and pressure with separate unit of data recording
Autoclave 2 - 3.5m x 1.5m diameter; temperature up to 180° C; pressure up to 8 bar; integrated vacuum chamber. Total automatic programmable control of temperature, vacuum and pressure with separate unit of data recording.
Oven with 0.5m x 0.35m x 10m vacuum pump to cure very long parts.
Two ovens 3.5 m with vacuum chamber for curing cycles that do not require pressure.
Cutting plotter - for composite materials - Gerber Technology cutting plotter, with a working area of 1.7m x 2.8m, can be used to cut both dry and pre-preg fabrics, and materials such as Honeycomb or Nomex. The machine is also fitted with separate apparatus and software for the digitalization of cut-patterns and the preparation of compositions.
Refrigerators to store raw materials.
IMAC has always been committed to research with the aim of improving available technology, developing and experimenting new products and techniques; the target of the factory is to provide a satisfactory answer to the many diverse demands of innovation and improvement that arise in the strongly innovative and technological sector of composites material. IMACcarries out research activities in collaboration with the most renowned Italian research institutes and is committed to the development of new technologies and products. This development is divided into two sections:
Development of materials
The term 'composite' is the generic term for a material manufactured from a fiber reinforcement embedded in a matrix material which is usually a polymer. An 'advanced composite' usually refers to a structure where high performance composite materials and component geometry work in harmony optimizing performance. Composites offer engineers a new freedom to optimize structural design and performance.
Composites have several advantages over conventional metallic structures. The most significant
of these are:
Low density leads to high specific strength and modulus. Very strong and stiff structures can be designed, with substantial weight savings
Fibers can be orientated with the direction of principle stresses, increasing structural
Exceptional environmental and corrosion resistance.
Improved vibration and damping properties
The ability to manufacture complex shapes and one offs from low cost tooling
Very low and controllable thermal expansion
Excellent fatigue resistance, carbon fibre composites can be designed to be essentially
Potential for energy absorbing safety structures
Damaged structures can be easily repaired
It can be seen that advanced composites offer reduced weight, greater strength and stiffness.
Development of production cycles
IMAC'sproduction cycles can be diversified according to the application sector and/or the type of component being created. IMAC intensely works on times and methods to plan operations as well as management of its resources and means. This optimizes production cycles, guarantees high quality standards, and ensures that delivery times and volumes requested are satisfied.
Each stage of the production process is set, registered and controlled using an advanced management software tool. This ensures that operations are planned to flow smoothly and that the production of every article can be traced completely.
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