Thermal Processing for the Transportation Market
Despatch has been a critical player in the transportation market for many years. Our solution heat treating
systems, carbon fiber production lines and composite curing systems provide thermal processing of the
materials used for aircraft, automobiles, watercraft, trains and buses.
Despatch technology provides the high quality standards demanded by
these manufacturers. Sophisticated software is utilized to fully control the
process and document all process information, providing traceability and
validation of part quality.
Despatch has a long history of working with the world’s top aerospace
companies to provide custom thermal processing solutions. We have
experience in many areas related to carbon fiber composites, from the
oxidation of fiber to curing composites. Our breadth of knowledge in this
market is extensive and we have a thorough understanding of the strict
temperature uniformity and airflow requirements necessary to produce
high performance, advanced materials.
With fuel economy demands increasing, the automotive market is turning
to carbon fiber for reduced weight, combined with exceptional strength
and safety. Despatch has established relationships with car manufacturers,
providing carbon fiber production lines.
Despatch center-to-ends oxidation ovens provide the fastest oxidation
rate and highly uniform fiber densification. The Despatch Carbon Fiber
Research line is a complete carbon fiber production line with fully integrated
services and control platform, in a micro-scale package. CFR users
are fully equipped to run PAN trials without production line disruption,
perform analytical data collection and experiment with variable hardware
configurations and process parameter variations.
Carbon Fiber Production
- Oxidation of fibers
- Carbonization of fibers
- Sizing and Drying
- Out-of-autoclave composite curing
- Vacuum Bagging
- Carbon Fiber Research
- Materials testing