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47 Composite tooling and parts fabrication Nor-Ral Inc. (Canton, GA, US) is featuring its capability to manufacture composite parts and tools. Nor-Ral has experience with glass fiber, carbon fiber and Kevlar prepregs, as well as vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM) tooling using glass and carbon fibers. Nor-Ral operates two autoclaves, with the largest measuring 8.5 by 30 ft. Nor-Ral also has a full precision machine shop on site with multiple 5-axis and 3-axis machines. The company's largest 5-axis machine has a working envelope of 22 by 16 by 6 ft. Nor-Ral is NADCAP accredited. Booth CC52. Rolls, idlers and sensors Maxcess (Oklahoma City, OK, US) is representing, in Booth H59, an array of technologies from Fife, Tidland, MAGPOWR, Webex, Valley Roller, Menges Roller and Componex. Technologies and parts on display include: • Webex and Menges Roller: Heat transfer, vacuum and idler rolls • Valley Roller: Rubber compounds • Componex: WINertia dead shaft idlers • Fife: Sensor technology • Tidland: Control Series Electronic Knifeholder • MAGPOWR: DLCA-NET tension amplifier with networking capabilities. E-glass and hybrid fabrics, core materials Parabeam BV (Helmond, The Netherlands), part of Canadian ZCL Composites Inc., is featuring its Paraglass and Paratank 3D E-glass and hybrid fabrics, as well as its Hssue fiberglass sandwich system. Parabeam says its products are targeted toward core applications in end markets that rely on factors such as weight, impact resistance, thermal insulation, acoustic damping or strength. Parabeam's fabrics, combined with phenolic resin, reportedly meet performance standards like BS 6853, NFP 92501 (values M1 and F0) and EN 45545-2. Combined with polyurethane resin, the laminate becomes permanently flexible and offers significant durability. Parabeam also notes that its fabrics can be combined with foam epoxy to create lightweight panels. Standard sandwich thickness ranges from 0.118 to 0.866 inch; custom thicknesses are also available. Noted applications for Parabeam's materials include tank liners, aircraft interiors, prop blades, public transport interiors, cladding and walls for construction, or marine superstructures. Booth J30. CAMX 2018

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