Vacuum bagging (or vacuum bag laminating) is a clamping method that uses atmospheric pressure to hold the adhesive or resin-coated components of a lamination in place until the adhesive cures. (When discussing composites, “resin” generally refers to the resin system—mixed or cured resin and hardener—rather than unmixed 105 epoxy resin.) Modern room-temperature-cure adhesives have helped to make vacuum bag laminating techniques available to the average builder by eliminating the need for much of the sophisticated and expensive equipment required for laminating in the past. The effectiveness of vacuum bagging permits the laminating of a wide range of materials from traditional wood veneers to synthetic fibres and core materials.
- Finish product will yield a better strength rating & be lighter.
- Parts are more durable