SMC molding does not require to deal with reactive liquid matrices. The material, commonly found in sheets of pre-impregnated chopped carbon fibers is iteratively cut and weighed until a package of the required amount is ready for loading. This operation may be manual or performed through dedicated feeding systems.
SMC bulks are positioned into the mold; here, the pattern is highly dependant on the part geometry and design of the flowing directions of the material.
The press closes and the material flows until the mould is filled.