For extremely complex hollow shapes, composite bladder molding is the ideal process. ICE has the capability and the experience, manufacturing many intricate bladder molding projects. We will turn your project into a manufacturing reality.
What is Bladder Molding?
Composite material is applied to a bladder and the part is inserted into a female cavity mold. A press is used to clamp the mold shut and heat is applied to cure the part. Air pressure is used to force the laminate outward in the cavity, consolidating the material in the closed mold. The bladder is removed after cure and your end product is a light, strong hollow structure.
Bladder Molding Capabilities
Complex hollow shapes and product features
Molds in excess of 12ft. in length and 4ft in width
Quick cure and extended cure resin systems
Custom internal reinforcements
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