Heat transfer fluid for composite materials
Engineers in the automotive and aerospace manufacturing industries regularly use composite materials to produce efficient vehicles and aircraft. By blending materials with different properties, engineers can produce strong and lightweight composites that will be aerodynamic at high speeds.
Manufacturing composite materials
Composite materials allow manufacturers to create a unique material for a specific application. Changing the material properties gives engineers new possibilities in manufacturing. They can build large, strong structures that are lightweight or create a product from one flexible sheet of material instead of multiple components, improving efficiency.
These materials are produced by blending two or more distinct materials that produce a unique set of enhanced properties, such as tensile strength, torsion or compressive strength.
Manufacturing composite materials, particularly thermoset plastics, requires a large temperature range as some materials such as polyesters, epoxies, phenolics form at drastically different temperatures. The large temperature variance means that engineers must select a thermal oil that will efficiently produce different composite materials.