Vacuum processes

A vacuum infusion process (VIP) uses vacuum pressure to drive resin into a laminate. Materials are laid dry into the mould and the vacuum is applied before resin is introduced via strategically placed resin feeder lines.

Advantages:

  • Compared to hand lay-up, the parts are stronger, lighter, and cheaper to produce, and quality control is considerably easier
  • Less labour intensive

Disadvantage:

  • Materials and consumables can be expensive

Vacuum table

Resin infusion