Resin film infusion (RFI)

Overview

Technology developed by GKN Aerospace – utilises a lay-up process that allows out-of-autoclave curing using either an oven or heated tools.

Advantages

  • Removes size and cost constraints of an autoclave
  • Improved cycle times
  • Improved quality
  • Potential to reduce weight and cost
  • Allows lean flow of product

Used on

  • Efficomp
  • Tango spars
  • Awiator winglet
  • Airbus A380 trailing edge panels