my name is Dustin,
I have been in the composite industry for 5 years now, working 4 of those years at an aerospace company. I am finally taking steps to produce my own composite parts. Starting with the 06+ MX-5 hood. Hopefully I'll have molds built by the end of august, parts some where in september. These will be low weight/high strength lift off hoods for track cars and later a two piece street version.
The first sets will not be vacuum bagged, as of I do not own the equipment yet to do so. Pricing and weight are to be determined. However since the first sets will not be bagged, they will be cheaper than the final product. Also since resin is going to be figured out on the first sets, I'd say plus or minus less than a pound between the first sets. Again the final product being bagged will have further reduce weight and increase strength, with only weather and seasons making a slight difference in final weight.
Ultimate goal is to operate my own company building low VOC high strength aerospace quality race parts.
Hopefully this is the right place for this thread.
If you have any questions, ideas or input it is greatly welcome.
You can also reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more personal questions.