vacuum bagging variation for composite construction

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Michael Jensen, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. Michael Jensen
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    Michael Jensen New Member

    Hi All, it was recommended that I re-post a question I had here. It's a question about methods, so not totally clear where it should go. The original post is here: vacuum bagging variation for composite construction https://engineering.stackexchange.com/questions/17334/vacuum-bagging-variation-for-composite-construction?noredirect=1#comment31618_17334

    "has anybody ever tried clamping camping foam to layers of composite materials to act as a bleeder material, as an alternative to the full vacuum bagging method? in this case, you could clamp a sandwich of camping foam and thin plywood.. or if you're applying composites to something long and thin, you could wrap the whole thing in seran-wrap and use -it- as the clamp. the foam will end up sticking to the part.. you just rip it off. if it isn't an external part, no problem.."

    thanks!
     
  2. jorgepease
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    jorgepease Senior Member

    whats the point? why not just use regular breather and a perf'd release film.
     
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