Specialized Bicycle Components of Morgan Hill, Calif., purchased a vacuum curing/debulking table for composite manufacture and repair.
The VT4000 from BriskHeat Corp. is designed to quickly provide heat and vacuum in one step for the manufacturer of customized bicycles and components. The table is equipped with PID temperature controllers to provide better accuracy during ramp-and-cool cycles. The PID controllers can store and run ramp/soak programs or single temperature cures as required by the composite material.
Specialized Bike’s product design requires the capability to bond and cure existing or new bike components together in new and innovative configurations. The table allows the company’s customers to get back on the road or track quicker when compared to autoclaving composite repair processing. Specialized Bike is also using the table to create fixtures and display pieces.