"Plug and Play" RTM tool

To get a highly-productive RTM manufacturing process, Compose developed a Plug And Play RTM tool.

It eliminates the use of auxiliary equipments (press, oven, autoclave... ). All the functions needed to make a part are integrated within the tool: 

  • heat transfer fluids circulate through channels in the mould to heat it and cool it down
  • a mechanical system ensures the tool opening/closing 
  • ironjaw locks the tool during the injection

To automate and monitor the production process, flow, temperature and pressure sensors are integrated within the tool.

The Plug & Play RTM tool has several advantages:

  • decrease in production costs
  • lower investment (no press)
  • shorter cleaning and unmoulding times
  • space saving
  • enhanced ergonomy
  • optimisation of the cycle time