Advanced Engineering 2016 - National Exhibition Centre, 02 - 03 November 2016

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Alan Harper Composites

Alan Harper Composites

Stand O123

Contact details

PL126TW Cornwall
United Kingdom
www.alanharpercomposites.com

We believe passionately in protecting the environment while providing you with the world’s most cost effective and efficient technology for composite moulding . Bringing you lower cost with world class reusable vacuum closed moulding system that removes permanently the need for costly and environmentally unsound use and disposal of one-time-use composite consumable waste.

There is a constant desire to reduce wastage, save money and operate cleaner composite production. Alan Harper Composites exists to achieve this. We offer affordable hardware and new proven technology which is outside the box of existing conventional consumable production thinking.

Products

  • Starter Brush on Kit (part number- 102174)

    We are always looking for new ways to make our technology more accessible to you.

    Whether you are looking to try out a reusable vacuum membrane for yourself, or simply only require a small quantity of material (for a mould size up to 1.4m2)- then our new starter brush on kit is perfect for you.

    Easy to use step by step instructional guide comes included.

    The starter kit has proven to be increasingly popular for new clients looking to get started in the world of reusable technology.

    Don't miss out!

    For a quote, or more information, CALL US TODAY: +44(0) 1752 841222

  • Silicone Membrane Insert 100,12,16 or 19mm (part number- 102182)

    Silicone injection point, which can be built into the reusable silicone membrane and successfully bonds to our VBS-26 Silicone.

    Upon ordering, please specify which pipe (outside) diameter you wish to have.
    Part Numbers:
    • 102182-10 (10mm)
    • 102182-12 (12mm)
    • 102182-16 (16mm)
    • 102182-19 (19mm)

    Protected by bonded reinforcing cloth ready to be securely bonded into your new reusable membrane spray up or brush on.
    Instructions for use of product supplied on purchase.

  • Insert Moulding Kit (part number 102176)

    Insert kits (and instructions) for pipe diameters of: 10mm, 12mm, 16mm, 19mm (one kit includes all sizes).

    For clients who want to manufacture their own silicone injection fittings, suitable/ advisable for anyone who desires frequent injection fittings at very low cost.

    Illustrated instructions come with purchase of product.

  • Crows Foot Resin Feed (part number- 102183)

    Crows foot is designed as a highly accurate resin feed channel into the Morphing Runner. Wasted resin to mould is money thrown away and our new crows foot resin feed is going a long way to eliminate resin waste.
    Instructions supplied with product on purchase.

  • Morph Runner (part number- 102175)

    The new Morphing Runner is a seamless built in resin flow path within a reusable vacuum membrane. The novel design can be made to disappear after infusion and before cure which eliminates the need to remove hardened and wasteful resin flow channels.
    Morphing Runner is built into the reusable membrane during manufacture and features a single or multiple control points allowing resin flow paths to be orchestrated by appearing and disappearing at will. Morphing resin runners can be networked together to provide multiple channels radiating from one central channel (use cross section).

    Morphing runners provide unquestionable advantages over spiral wrap outdated methods:

    No resin wastage associated with resin runner channels
    No wasted cured resin clean up
    No peel ply needed
    No flow mesh needed with optimized morphing runner networks
    No runner cosmetic print through
    No unwanted and damaging runner exothermic reactions
    No issues of different consolidation pressures in runner zones
    No unsound one cycle wasted use- TOTALLY REUSABLE

    All contact details can be found on our website:
    www.alanharpercomposites.com

Product news

  • HOW TO SAVE MONEY WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY

    We know you have an interest in composite moulding and possibly using either hand lay, infusion , RTM or prepreg in or out of Autoclave or are supplying these industries. The one single issue which binds us together is how to constantly improve and save costs.
    We’ve been working now, for 5 years in creating ground breaking technology which allows big savings to be made in labour and materials to mould the most basic hand lay GRP cover or much more advanced prepreg wing sections of commercial airliners.
    How this is achieved is based on the introduction of high temperature and robust self releasing vacuum membranes which are reusable up to 1200 parts as reported by some of our high output moulder clients.
    Now there are some very worried suppliers out there who would give anything to dissuade you from even entertaining the idea of changing or increasing work with reusables as their continued business is based upon unsound but for them profitable business in continuing to supply consumables. Also we see major composite training and technical educational establishments not including in their curriculum the latest cost-saving technologies like this. The result is that many fully composite qualified new recruits entering industry are unfamiliar and ill-equipped in the latest art of moulding.

    For more news stories, visit our Facebook page (see URL link)

    https://www.facebook.com/AlanHarperComposites/

  • NISSAN SERENA FRONT END produced in complex 8 part mould by VPI

    CTIM – Leading Malaysian Auto body parts manufacturer chooses Vacuum Press Infusion for the new front end Serena MPV model from Nissan and tuned by Hoshino Impul Co., Ltd ,

    Raymond Siew, CTIM’s managing director, said “the success of production moulding such a complex part in the closed mould VPI process has now led us to further development and production application many of our other auto aerodynamic parts. We achieve more consistency over our former hand lay operation with greater production speed and almost net size, low wastage moulding.” CTIM were trained in VPI by our Malaysian technical SIFT center led by TK Lim in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.
    We were pleased to recognise CTIM’s attention to detail and technical excellence in achieving series production, which in our opinion is one of the most complex closed liquid moulding composite parts we have ever witnessed. We were pleased to share and demonstrate our new MorphFlo™ technology with CTIM last week.

  • MORPHING RESIN FLOW RUNNER REVOLUTION

    To infuse very high fibre content (circa 55%vf) has previously needed flow mesh , spiral wrap resin feeds and peel ply . Not anymore as optimised morphing runners (MorphFlo ™) eliminate all these costly and wasteful traditional flow enhancers . There are thousands of infusion moulders worldwide who will benefit from this innovation once they see it happening before their very eyes because just hearing about it sounds too good to be true. The system uses cleverly integral galleries behind the smooth and flat reusable vacuum membrane surface. These sealed galleries are pressure controlled to form resin highway networks distributing the resin very rapidly but made to morph flat, out of sight before the resin cures . No resin channel waste . No resin channel print through. No peel ply . No flow mesh, No spiral wrap.

    Don't believe us? Come and see it for yourself. We promise you won't be disappointed.

Contact Alan Harper Composites now!

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