CFF – Cure & Flow Front Monitoring

CFF accelerates development and improves cost efficiency of dry fibre manufacturing processes for composite parts (infusion, RTM, etc.)

Cure and Flow Front Monitoring evaluates the flow and cure progress with line sensors, which allow for a space-resolved data interpretation.

  • Precise resin localisation along line sensors
  • Real time monitoring
  • 16 channels for parallel monitoring of resin behaviour
  • Intuitive user interface and visualisation
  • Portable device for process development – Off-the-shelf
  • Industrial process integration – Custom-made solution
  • For aerospace, wind energy, construction etc.
  • Enabler for process automation (e.g. online control of resin flow and distribution)

The CFF solution is developed by Testia group member InFactory Solutions.

Technical Specs

CFF instrument:

  • Number of channels: 16
  • Required periphery: power supply, PC

CFF cables:

  • Protection: Metal shielding
  • Standard length: 2.5 m
  • Maximum length: 10 m

CFF connectors:

  • Versions: Tool-mounted / Sealing tape integration
  • Thermal stability: 190 °C
  • Vacuum loss: < 10 mbar / 5 min (AIPI)

CFF sensors:

  • Length: 1 m
  • Size: Ø < 0.2 mm
  • Thermal stability: 190 °C