laminators use spray equipment to apply gel-coats and
fiberglass laminate. |pic|
Hand lay-up: The
application of reinforcement along with a polyester or epoxy
resin by hand.
Vacuum bagging: The use
of a vacuum bag to apply an even pressure over the composite
to consolidate the material. |pic|
Vacuum Infusion Process
(VIP): The use of atmospheric pressure to facilitate the
infusion of resin into a dry stack of reinforcement and core
Closed molding processes:
VIP, VIP Lite, Resin Transfer Molding (RTM), and other
closed molding processes.
Oven curing: The use of
heat to cure an epoxy resin.
Bonding of composites, cores, and metals. |pic|