Manufacturing & ASSEMBLY
COMPOSITES UNIVERSAL GROUP, is as9100 certified and SPECIALIZES IN THE PRODUCTION OF HIGH-QUALITY COMPOSITE COMPONENTS FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF HIGH-TECH APPLICATIONS!
.....procedural documentation and lean manufacturing principles that ensure consistent dependable product quality and customer satisfaction. Through our experience, training and technology, CUG is able to provide exceptionally accurate structures, parts and assemblies at very competetive prices.
CUG employs a staff of trained technicians with more than 80 years combined experience in composite component manufacturing for Aerospace, Industrial, Marine, Automotive, Wind Energy, General Aviation, Composite Automotive and Custom designed Prototyping and Inventions.
We put this experience to use on every component with agressive quality control and innovative fabrication techniques to ensure that every part meets our customer's standards. CUG is capable of manufacturing components from various types of composite materials ranging from Polyester through high-temperature Epoxy Resins applied to Fiberglass, Aramid and Carbon Fibers. Prepreg Composites working closely with several material manufacturers to assist our customers in selecting such materials and fabrication methods that best suit the project.Read More
The VARTM acronym is applied to the process of "Vacuum Bagging Infusion", that is where the composite is molded using a rigid mold to provide part geometry and a thin flexible membrane over the fiber, with outer atmospheric pressure compressing the fiber tight against the rigid mold surface.
The wet lay-up process can be Vacuum Bagged or open cured. The fibers are positioned in the mould dry and the resin is applied with a brush. The resin is mixed by hand and mistakes can be made during mixing. This is a relatively inexpensive process, but normally the part is heavier and the fibers can distort during the lamination process meaning the process is less controlled.
Prepreg is composite materials, such as carbon fiber or EGlass, that have been pre-impregnated with activated resin. The resin system is almost exclusively epoxy resin, which has been mixed with its hardener at the manufacturing stage, before being impregnated into the dry reinforcement fabric to make the ‘prepreg’ reinforcement. It is then Vacuum Bagged onto the mold.