EnableX ™ is a pre-preg molding system.
EnableX™ is a breakthrough from Norplex-Micarta that allows continuous fiber pre-preg to be co-cured in a multi-material molding system to produce near net shapes. Building upon the predictability of continuous fiber reinforced pre-preg, EnableX™ materials are:
- Specifically designed for compression molding
- Tested to ensure compatibility
- Supported by our team of application engineers
Additionally, like all Norplex-Micarta materials, our in-house laboratory and development capabilities allow for new concepts to be prototyped, or specific datasets to be developed to support specific design criteria.
And, EnableX ™ is available on a variety of reinforcement fibers and constructions.
Collaborative Design Approach
Norplex-Micarta welcomes the opportunity to work with composite design veterans and those new to working with composites. We follow your lead and adapt our development approach to match your timeline and budget.
Generally, the first step is to determine the appropriate resin matrix. EnableX™ has been verified on several different epoxy and phenolic resin systems, and more are always in development. Many of these materials have been tested and can serve as a baseline for virtual modeling. Moreover, these materials are readily available to accelerate the design timeline through physical prototyping.
Reinforcement options for EnableX™ are essentially limitless. From Carbon, to Glass, to natural fibers such as Cotton or Paper, and then to fibers that significantly alter the behavior of the material such as PTFE or thermoplastics, are available in the EnableX™ system. Beyond the fibers themselves, different architectures and hybridizations of reinforcements further expand the design window.