Greg Bowers, co-founder of Ad- vaero Technologies, knows this technology is on the leading edge of composite manufacturing. He believes HVARTM already has a number of nonstructural applications for aerospace components, and that future developments will lead to better composite recycling and more productive wind energy blades.
“We have tons of new developments in the pipeline. We know this technology works well using recycled materials, which suggests this process could be useful for recycling old composite parts when the industry starts looking for ways to recycle fiber. Additionally, wind blade manufacturers can make larger blades using HVARTM by bringing the materials and tools onsite to reduce transportation costs and avoid highway restrictions on over sized loads,” says Bowers.
HVARTM shows an improvement in composite manufacturing processes to meet the changing economic and material needs of the marketplace. Advaero will continue to re- search and develop the material and processes that can produce unmatch- able material strength. They expect that bringing this technology to the commercial marketplace will spur interesting new composite products for a lower price than autoclave.