Vacuum Infusion of a Contest 55
Conyplex - Contest 55
The company Conyplex b.v. has developed Vacuum Infusion manufacturing technology for production of sailing yacht hulls and decks in cooperation with the Centre of Lightweight Structures TUD-TNO (CLS TUD-TNO) - a pioneering RTM-Worx user, because it's predecessor p7 was developed at TNO (by Arjen Koorevaar, currently the owner and director of Polyworx).
Detailed information about this project can be found at:
The image below shows the filling pattern for the deck. This simulation has been carried out and RTM-Worx project (WRX) files have been provided to us by the CLS TUD-TNO (click image for an animation of the infusion process).
You can also download the animations (AVI movies). Right click on the images (or on the links in the menu at the left) and select 'Save Target As...' (Internet Explorer) or 'Save Link As...' (Netscape Navigator).