B.Al.i (Basalt Aluminium infusion) was developed to address the need to reduce manufacturing costs of Fiber Metal Laminates in order to foster their adoption in markets other than aerospace. (EU Patent N. 2759399)
B.Al.i manufacturing approach merges the FML concept (layers of aluminium and fibres) with the cold moulding construction from the boatbuilding tradition. The result is an out of autoclave solution for panels and large shells obtained by alternatively placing layers of metal and non pre-impregnated fibres on a mould. The composite will then be consolidated by vacuum assisted resin transfer.