Vapormatt have been able to provide several systems for the preparation of composite components (typically carbon fibre) for bonding to other composite or metal parts.
With composite materials being used more and more in the manufacture of critical components, it is important they are compatible with existing materials and processes.
The advantage of using the Vapormatt wet blast process becomes apparent in the increased adhesion and shear strength of, wet blasted and then, bonded components. By lightly wet blasting the top layer of the components, the surface area for bonding is increased and any waxy coats removed. As well as improving adhesion, users of Vapormatt systems have found subsequent lacquering and painting processes to become much easier. The introduction of water is an added benefit as it reduces fibre damage by buffering the abrasive particles.
Having sold wet blasting systems to several aerospace, automotive and Formula 1 racing teams, we have proven that the Vapormatt wet blast process is a viable alternative to any manual scrubbing, peel ply or dry blasting process. Vapormatt's commitment to process control has enabled users to achieve very precise surface finishes making Vapormatt the system of choice at a leading composite research centre in the United Kingdom.
With several small to medium sized cabinets we are able to fulfil a range of different capacities depending on your output and size of components.