After I put 100 miles on my first build with a lunch box as battery enclosure, I decide to make one myself.I’ll be carbon fiber deck since I have experience with vacuum infusion process. I’d like to start a thread that shows how I make a mold and do vacuum infusion process as I go.
I started designing 2 weeks ago and made mold but my old vacuum failed on me while the resin was infused into the mold so I ordered a new pump.
Thank you for the kind word @Tarzan. @lox897 I buy individual parts, I bought my first vacuum infusion kit 3 years ago when I started, the Vacuum pump that came with the kit failed on me last week I’ll post the pictures later. It should last 20 years.
Thank you for your kind word.
The biggest advantage I think is the strength. The main goal is to fully saturate the cloth with the resin especially with the multi layers of cloth then remove the accessed resin effectively without burbles and keep in mind that you have only 60 to 90 minutes to do so after that, it won’t flow as much and thinning the resin is very important before the infusion.
The technic that I leaned a couple of years ago was to make sure the resin reaches the vacuum line in the other side so catch pot is a must.
This is a modified one. The resin never enter the vacuum pump.don’t ask me how I know.
I am altering the enclosure design little bit to go well with different shapes of the boards that I’d like to cut out and adding little more rooms in both ends for vesc,switches,Batteries Indicator and wire etc.