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The global leader for kitted process materials​

In composite part manufacturing processes, significant time is spent tailoring materials to fit the mold. The tailoring process can lead to process inconsistency and quality variability. Aerovac’s kitting service solves these issues, enabling our customers to focus on what they do best—manufacturing composite parts.

We understand the necessity of risk-reduction in complex, expensive part processing, where application engineering, knowledge transfer, customer-led innovations and flexibility are key principles. Aerovac, the global industry leader for kitted process materials, offers customized solutions to meet these challenges. We supply process consumables, advanced composite materials and composite tooling to customers for all aerospace and industrial applications.

We offer our customers an alternative to preparing and cutting their consumables, leaving them time to focus on their competencies. From customer supplied CAD or tool form data, our highly-skilled engineers routinely design complex, tailored kits and bag assemblies to simplify the manufacturing process for composite structures, regardless of their size and quantity. The design and prototyping process includes individual layer profile definition through to the design of customized packaging for safe delivery of a complex bagging assembly, direct to line if necessary.

The advantage of kitting from Aerovac​

By purchasing vacuum bagging films and other consumables in kit form, manufacturers can:

  • Increase productivity and reduce downtime
  • Make smarter, more economical material purchases
  • Reduce unnecessary material handling
  • Eliminate manually cutting materials to size
  • Prevent errors due to last-minute cutting
  • Standardize workflow, improving quality
  • Free up storage space for other needs
  • Reduce waste and save money
 

CHOOSE THE KIT OPTION THAT BEST MEETS YOUR NEEDS

Category

Benefits

Applications

2D welded vacuum bag

  • Reduced operator error when applying the bag (handling & bridging)
  • Repeatable process (right first time)
  • Time saving compared to traditional methods (includes bagging and operator movements within the clean room)
  • Increase mold usage through reduced cycle time
  • Reduction in waste of material
  • Reduction in bridged areas resulting in improved consolidation
  • Easier to remove from inside the part
  • To improve tack times
  • Time consuming bagging applications
  • Complex Shapes
  • High volume production

Combination products

  • Easy to apply
  • Repeatable process (right first time)
  • Large parts with straight forward geometries

All in one combination kit

  • Easy to apply
  • Repeatable process (right first time)
  • Consistent parts
  • Simplified inventories
  • Standardized cost per part, No variance from material yield or operator’s actions
  • Time saving compared to traditional methods (includes bagging and operator movements within the clean room)
  • Large parts with straight forward geometries

Stitched breather

  • Time saving compared to traditional methods (includes bagging and operator movements within the clean room)
  • Increase mold usage through reduced cycle time
  • Reduced operator error when applying the product (pre-cut shape & correct product weight)
  • Reduction in bridged areas resulting in improved consolidation
  • Repeatable process (right first time)
  • Reduction in waste of material
  • Standardized build process
  • Standardized cost per part, no variance from material yield
  • Working capital benefit from correct stock levels
  • To improve tack times
  • Time consuming bagging applications
  • High volume production

3D welded bag

  • Time saving compared to traditional methods (includes bagging and operator movements within the clean room)
  • Improved mold utilization through reduced cycle time
  • Reduced operator error when applying the bag (handling & bridging)
  • Repeatable process (right first time)
  • Reduction in waste of virgin material
  • Enables manufacture of parts with multiple complex geometries
  • To improve tack times
  • Complex shapes
  • Time consuming bagging applications
  • Can be used for parts from small to large size
Prefolded bag with pleats (vacuum bagging film)
  • Pre-cut to shape
  • Ability to accommodate extra wide shapes thanks to film welding capabilities
  • Optimized workshop space needs
  • Time saving compared to traditional methods (includes bagging and operator movements within the clean room)
  • Improved mold utilization through reduced cycle time
  • Reduced operator error when applying the bag (handling & bridging)
  • Repeatable process (right first time)
  •  No waste – no need for fine tuning
  • Pre-determined pleats location and packaged for optimal layout taking into consideration stringers and geometry

Large parts such as

  • Wing
  • Horizontal/vertical stabilizer
  • Empennage skin panels
  • Fuselage barrels
  • Winglets

Pleated combination kit

  • Pre-cut to shape
  • Ability to accommodate extra wide shapes thanks to film welding capabilities
  • Optimized workshop space needs
  • Time saving compared to traditional methods (includes bagging and operator movements within the clean room)
  • Improved mold utilization through reduced cycle time
  • Reduced operator error when applying the bag (handling & bridging)
  • Repeatable process (right first time)
  •  No waste – no need for fine tuning
  • Pre-determined pleats location and packaged for optimal layout taking into consideration stringers and geometry

Large parts such as

 

  • Wing
  • Horizontal/vertical stabilizer
  • Empennage skin panels
  • Fuselage barrels
  • Winglets

Pre-cut format bag

  • Lean manufacturing process
  • Simplified supply chain from Procurement to shop floor
  • Decreased labor cost
  • Increased mold usage through reduced cycle time
  • Reduction in waste of material
  • Reduced operator error when applying the bag (handling & bridging)
  • Reduced total cost of bagging film per mold
  • Easy to handle reducing the requirement for mechanical lifting equipment
  • Wind turbine shells and spars web

Note: These kits are put together from the wide range of vacuum bagging consumables manufactured and supplied by Aerovac, carefully selected to match the application requirements.

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