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Pontis introduces turnkey “pre-form” moulding solution

News International-French

19 Nov 2012

JEC Americas 2012 - Pontis Engineering, specialist in the development of advanced composites, presents its latest innovation in moulding & tooling solutions to the US composites industry at JEC Americas in Boston.

Through a unique process called “pre-forming” manufacturers of large composite products are enabled to reduce in-mould cycle times and increase output significantly.

The creative solution is as simple as it is effective: availability of large main moulds is increased by moving the majority of the production process to sub-moulds. Stacked layers are applied on separate tools. These so called “pre-forms” come in handy modules which can easily be loaded into the main mould. Then the individual modules are smoothly joined, resulting in a composite structure of the highest quality and durability.

Pontis worked extensively to develop the preforming concept and test the technique in the production of large rotor blades. The tests were successful and yielded significant efficiency results. The technique can also be easily translated into other large composite structures used in the aviation industry, marine applications and civil engineering.


Pontis Engineering director Dirk Jan Kootstra says: “We are proud to introduce this full turnkey reform solution including all necessary advice, training and hardware to our international clientele and we are confident that this innovative approach will set a new standard for the manufacturing of composite products”.


About Pontis Engineering:
Pontis Engineering is an ambitious and independent international company, active in the rapidly growing  industry of advanced composite products. They are specialized in integrated engineering solutions for the  development of these products, excelling in innovative power, cost effectiveness and quality. They add value to their partners by composing the optimal mix within the value chain, leveraging on their extensive industry  knowledge and network, highly experienced workforce and international presence. Pontis Engineering has its headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and local operations in China (Pontis China), USA (Pontis USA Inc.) and Rouveen, the Netherlands (Pontis Netherlands).