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Vaccum Press, good for making skis?
My buddy and i are going to make some skis and we were wondering if anyone who has made there own skis could tell us if a Vaccum press is going to work just as well as other press
Thank you for helping us out!!!
it does work
its not the most common way, but its works. 333 uses it.
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vacuum pressing combined with an autoclave is the best way to make a composite. not sure if anyone actually makes skis like that though. most side wall skis are made with pneumatic presses i think, and most cap construction and hybrid construction skis are made using vacuum press. the advantages of a vacuum press are you dont have to go through all the calculations to build a press frame, and the fact that you dont have to build a press frame(unless you can weld they are very difficult to build). however the down side is that you can only achieve a little less than atmospheric pressure with a vacuum press (~14psi) where as you can achieve nearly any pressure with a correctly designed press. i hear the magic number is like 50 psi.
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thanks for the help guys, ill post pics of the skis i make
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