The plug for the duct is finished! Looks terrific. Next up: Gel coating!
Work is going well on the plug for the duct molds. Empire Fiberglass Products Inc. is in the final surface finishing stage and the gel coating is almost completed! Needless to say, we are excited about getting this unit in the air!
We are making progress on the new duct for the 3m rotor thanks to the great efforts of Tom and his team at Empire Fiberglass Products Inc.! Thanks folks! Looking good!
This is the core plug for the mold. Once the surfaces finished they will then create the mold from which the ducts will be made.
DTI is happy to announce a collaboration with Vistex Composites (http://www.vistexcomposites.com ) out of Schenectady, NY to develop and manufacture a composite rotor blade and hub system for us! Vistex is a manufacturing innovation company that has developed disruptive technology for the manufacture of advanced thermoset and thermoplastic composite products. Their patented Pressure Focusing Layer™ (PFL) process, reduces energy consumption and CapEx/OpEx by at least an order of magnitude.
Thanks to Empire Fiberglass Products Inc. for bringing up a prototype section of the new duct. Looking forward to seeing the full size unit and how we integrate it into the turbine itself!
We are happy to announce a development partnership with Empire Fiberglass Products Inc. out of Little Falls, NY. The owner, Thomas Baum, has agreed to work with us in developing the duct for our turbines and it is also great to be working with an alumni from the Class of ’69!
Many thanks to Clarkson University for publishing an article about our turbine project in their latest President’s report! You can read all about about it online right here.