Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by lenne0815, 4 Jul 2010.
yeah, thats the way im gonna do it, its a bit overcomplicated, but should come out nice in the end
didnt even read that i think it might really be just you... like... just you
Bumpedy Bump Bump!
you tricked me into believing that there was an update !!!
This is stressing me ... I want more, MOOOOAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRR.
Nice work dude
ok, i give u moar !
Evolution of laminating molds
The one on the very left is the latest i made and almost good enough to actually use it
Okay Lenne now your just teasing us !!!
In this case thats really not true ! i worked with laminates a lot before, but as soon as you start to make molds it somehow really goes scifi :/ so the last weeks i spend just doing trial and error...
sweet, look forward to seeing the molds done and the good stuff progressing
you should try this
I like this: a professional approach, good tools. I will monitor progress and to learn if the author does not mind.
I'm not an expert but I'll give it a try
What you have there is a positive mold (plug) that you laminate with fiberglass to make a negative mold (tool).
Materials used (starting from the plug or tool surface):
- Release agent. Wax and/or polyvinyl alcohol, you're using PVA.
- Gelcoat. Optional. You're not using this. It's a durable coating for the part or mold. It can be sanded/painted/repaired etc.
- Laminate CF/FG, light. Epoxy or polyester resin
- Laminate CF/FG, structural. Epoxy or polyester resin.
- Release film, peel ply. In the same or different layer.
- Bleeder fabric. Takes all the excess resin in itself.
- Breather fabric. Usually the same material as bleeder.
- Vacuum bag.
Laminate CF/FG materials are available as cloth, mat, tape, prepreg, biaxial, oh my
Nice build btw. I like the design.
ill do it that way once the molds are finished
I actually do use Gelcoat, in this special instance its just my usual Epox with some thyxo mixed into it.
An theres one coat u forgot, the "coupling" coat between the very first layer of fibres and the rough structural layers afterwards, i used again the normal epox thickened with thyxo and wool
Nope, I didn't forgot anything. It's a list of materials used for a basic laminate to open up terminology as you requested. Short descriptions are there for everyone else reading and because english is not my first language, the description should tell if I got the term wrong and people can correct me.
Explaining the process, when and why you do things is your turf. It gets interesting fast and that's why I'm following the build too Keep it up
New to these forums and this is one of the very first project logs I happen to click in to. Either I was blessed with amazing fortune and clicked on one of the best damned designs on here, or this forum is full of more talent than I'd figured.
Many things to aim towards! Also Sub'd!
Ah i see theres some more stuff im gonna use for infusion, ill try to make a list like urs for that aswell.
Yes! an update ... as it's said, practice makes perfect. Nothing wrong with trail and error. CF isn't cheep.... + rep and ... hey another green light
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