In the car industry, more and more composite materials are in demand, as they are light and flexible, but at the same time solid and sturdy. Made by combining different materials including carbon under the form of long fibers woven together and dipped in a resin, composite material can be manufactured through the vacuum bagging process: vacuum bags are connected to a vacuum pump that compresses the underlying laminate, giving it high strength.

For this application we recommend the use of the LC 20 Lubricated Rotary Vane Vacuum Pump, as RUB Motorsport, a team of students from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, already did for the construction of the body shell of the RUB19 racing car involved in international Formula Student competitions. The LC 20 Vacuum Pump ensures constant and long-lasting vacuum setting and guarantees the right surface pressure on the laminate.

More technical details about LC 20 Vacuum Pump are available here.