It is necessary to prepare the reinforcement, knit, fabric, nonwoven or other. The matrix can be applied by several methods.
First, directly in the material, if we have a textile made of two materials, one thermofusible and the other not, it is enough to heat the surface to the desired shape.
If the matrix is added separately, impregnation, infusion, splashing, prepreg, compression molding or a centrifugation can be performed.
Types of materials processed
Mainly inorganic synthetic materials (carbon, glass) and blends of natural fibers (such as linen or hemp) with thermofusible fibers such as polypropylene.
Solid and rigid while remaining light, weariness of use, corrosion proof, complex geometry possible.
Weaknesses : anisotropic (not homogeneous), expensive, long and costly implementation.
Automotive, nautical, aeronautics, energy, sport equipment, etc.