Rotorcraft - Helicopter

Rotorcraft - Helicopter

Rotorcraft - Helicopter

Longer service life and surviving harsh environmental conditions are critical to component design for the rotorcraft sector of the aerospace industry. Rotorcraft components, such as rotor spindles, gears, blades, and hubs, as well as airframe components and fluid fittings, are being designed with the newest technology to withstand tough environments. Dymax light-cure maskants are designed to address the growing industry challenges and demands for technical advancements in the rotorcraft sector.

During processing, rotorcraft components must be protected from various surface treatment processes such as plating, grit blasting, and thermal barrier coating. SpeedMask® light-curable maskants seal and protect machined, ground, or polished surfaces during processing. The masks replace labor-intensive tape, wax, lacquers, and fixture application and eliminate rework and scrap. They are solvent free enabling a greener, more environmentally friendly process.

SpeedMask maskants cure in seconds upon exposure to UV/Visible light making them easy to incorporate into automated systems. The materials are easily removed by peeling or incineration during heat-treat or heat-tint operations, leaving surfaces residue free on non-porous surfaces.

Temporary light-curable maskants are preferred over traditional masking methods due to ease of application, superior protection, consistent reliability, and fast cure time.

Rotorcraft – Helicopter

Applications:
Plating; Decorative etching & anodizing; Powder coating; Part handling; Air plasma spray; Grit blasting

Features:
See-Cure technology transitions from blue to pink upon sufficient exposure to light energy; UV/Visible light curing; Excellent surface protection; Fast curing; Easy peel-off after exposure to heat; Spray or dip; Rolls Royce approval as Metal Spray Maskant with designation of OMat 2/240

Applications:
Plating; Anodizing; Aggressive grit blasting; Shot peening; Machining; Recommended surfaces include nickel alloys, steel, titanium, stainless steel, aluminum, and glass

Features:
UV/Visible light cure; Excellent surface protection; Fast curing; Easy peel-off after hot-water soak; Thixotropic gel; High adhesion; Sprayable; High-visibility green color

Applications:
Acid stripping; Grit blasting; Machining; Plating; Shot peening; Machining; Buffing and polishing

Features: 
UV/Visible light cure; Excellent surface protection; Fast curing; Easy peel-off after hot-water soak; Spray and dip dispense options; High adhesion; High-visibility green color; Acide resistant (nitric, sulfuric, hydrochloric)

Applications:
Acid stripping; Plating; Harsh chemical processing; Recommended surfaces include nickel alloys and high-temperature alloys

Features:
UV/Visible light curing; Resists acids and alkalis; High adhesion; Hard and durable; Spray or dip

Applications:
Chemical milling/etching; Plating; Anodizing; Grit blasting; Recommended surfaces include nickel alloys, steel, titanium, stainless steel, aluminum, and glass

Features:
UV/Visible light curing; Excellent surface protection; Excellent chemical resistance; Fast curing; Easy peel off; Moderate adhesion; Spray or dip; High-visibility blue color; Trimmable after cure; Rolls Royce approval as metal spray maskant with designation of OMat 2/241

Applications:
Paint Processes with heat curing; Low pressure mechanical blasting applications (sand, grit, or shot peening); General material handling

Features:
Fast “on-demand” cure; Easy peel removal; High visibility blue appearance; Visible to automated optical inspection systems; Resistant to MEK-based paint processes; Flexible after exposure to heat (i.e., 1-hour @ 200 C)

Applications:
High-temp plasma spray; Aggressive grit blasting; HVOF; Wire arc spray; Thermal spray coatings

Features:
UV/Visible light curing; Pink in appearance; High adhesion; Cures tack-free; Hard and durable; Resilient to blast media; Sprayable; Peelable or incineration removal method

Applications:
High-temp plasma spray; Aggressive grit blasting; HVOF; Wire arc spray; Thermal spray coatings

Features:
See-Cure technology transitions the resin from purple to pink upon sufficient exposure to UV/Visible light; High adhesion; Cures tack-free; Hard and durable; Resilient to blast media; Sprayable; Peelable or incineration removal method

Applications:
Masking for plating; Masking for anodozing; Masking for powder coating; Masking for parts handling; Masking for grit blasting; Masking for shot peening

Features:
UV/Visible light cure; Excellent surface protection; Fast curing; Easy peel-off; Flexible after heat exposure; Spray or dip