Induction Heating

The FlexIn Heat ® Technology

Induction heating is an efficient, fast and non-contact method for heating metallic materials. An induction heating system includes an induction power supply, which converts line power to an alternating current. The system delivers the current to an induction coil creating an electro-magnetic field within the coil. The metallic material to be heated is called susceptor. The susceptor is placed under the coil where the field induces a current, which generates heat in the susceptor. With msquare equipment, it is possible to heat thin metal foils, metal grid/ mesh or even aluminum tape.

It is within the induction coil that the varying magnetic field required for induction heating is developed through the flow of alternating current. Thus the coil design is one of the most important aspects of the overall system. Our patented induction coil provides the proper heating pattern and maximizes the efficiency of the induction heating. msquare induction coils are air-cooled and embroidered on a carrier fabric, which makes them very flexible and expandable almost indefinitely in different geometrical shapes.

Vacuum bagging

Introducing an All-In-One device

Vacuum bagging is a technique applied to create mechanical pressure on a laminate during its cure cycle. Pressurizing a composite lamination serves several functions, such as removal of the trapped air between different fiber layers and their compaction for efficient force transmission among fiber bundles. Furthermore it prevents shifting of fiber orientation during cure and reduces humidity. Finally, and most importantly, the vacuum bagging technique optimizes the fiber-to-resin ratio in the composite part.

Our patented vacuum bagging is based on silicon made mats. A canal is included in the silicon to evacuate the air from the cavity under the vacuum bag. The vacuum port is also made of silicon and enables a smooth connection to the vacuum tube. If it is required, a heating element or induction coil can also be integrated into the silicon vacuum bag. With the help of the innovative manufacturing process of the silicon vacuum bag, almost any geometrical shapes can be produced.

Repair Process of Composite Structures