There is a variety of manufacturing techniques for fiber-reinforced polymer composites. The choice of manufacturing technique is determined by the several factors such as fiber type and architecture, matrix type (thermoplastic or thermoset), series size, cost, surface quality etc.
Commonly used manufacturing techniques are:
- Hand lay-up
- Spray lay-up
- VARI (Vacuum-Assisted Resin Infusion)
- RTM (Resin Transfer Moulding)
- Autoclave prepregs
- Compression molding
- Filament Winding
REIN4CED mainly focuses on high-performance thermoset composites made by infusion processes and autoclave technique. REIN4CED is able to produce thermoplastic composites by compression molding and thermoforming as well. For other manufacturing techniques REIN4CED has a broad network of partners in Europe. REIN4CED offers production of both small and large series of composite parts.