Important: Including Resin on International Orders
The infusion resin optionally included in the kit can only be shipped (without extra cost) to certain countries. Please read the notes at the bottom of this page before ordering resin with your kit.
Complete starter kit designed to provide all the necessary equipment and supplies to enable anybody to undertake sophisticated resin infusion composites manufacture without the need for any additional equipment or training.
The kit includes a resin catch pot with vacuum gauge, valves, connectors, hoses and even the correct selection of infusion consumables and epoxy infusion resin necessary to undertake your first few parts. As standard the kit includes a high performance vacuum pump designed specifically for composites use but is also optionally available without the pump. If you do not require the pump please choose 'Not Required' from the drop-down list at the top of the page.
What is Resin Infusion?
Resin infusion is a sophisticated technique for manufacturing high performance, void free composites even on large or complicated moulds. The process is ideally suited to the manufacture of carbon fibre composites and is widely used by professional manufacturers for the production of carbon fibre body panels such as bonnets and by marine manufacturers for the production of boat hulls. It is however, equally suited to the manufacture of smaller detailed items that would be all but impossible to make successfully using an open layup.
Reinforcement is laid into the mould 'dry', i.e. without any resin, and then enclosed in a specially configured stack of bagging materials (such as peel plys, infusion mesh and bagging film) before being subjected to vacuum pressure using a composites vacuum pump. Once all the air has been removed from the bag and the reinforcement has been fully compressed under atmospheric pressure, liquid epoxy resin (mixed with hardener) is introduced to the reinforcement through a pipe which then infuses through the reinforcement under the vacuum. Once the resin has fully infused through the reinforcement, the supply of resin is cut off (using a pipe clamp) and the resin is left to cure, still under vacuum.
Full List of Equipment and Materials
This comprehensive kit includes absolutely everything required to undertake a resin infusion prject except for a mould and some reinforcement such as carbon fibre, kevlar or woven glass.
Unrivalled Instructions and Practical Advice
In common with all Easy Composites starter kits, our Resin Infusion Complete Starter Kit is the result of years of practical experience working with these materials, equipment and processes every day. Many of the connectors and pieces of equipment included in the kit are actually manufactured by us in response to practical problems we have faced and we are pleased to be able to offer this complete system to help companies and individuals master this highly effective manufacturing technique.
The kit is supplied complete with comprehensive instructions with detailed diagrams explaining both the theory and the practical side of resin infusion.
To accompany the instructions there are a series of diagrams that can be printed out to help with your set-up. Download the Resin Infusion Setup Diagram here.
Sending Infusion Resin to International Destinations
Because of the size and weight of the Resin Infusion Starter Kit it is sent to international customers using either FedEx or TNT however because there is a small amount of infusion resin included in the kit it is classed as 'Dangerous Goods' by these carriers.
For many European countries this is not a problem and makes no difference, however for countries only reachable from the UK by Air this means that either the kit cannot be sent or, if it can, there will be a surcharge to pay (usually £55) for the handling of Dangerous Goods.
Please click here to see a list of which countries are affected.
If dangerous goods cannot be sent to your country or you wish to avoid the Dangerous Goods surcharge you should puchase the Resin Infusion Starter Kit *without* any resin.
Please contact us for further information.