Zone: Tooling Technology
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The molds used for forming composites, also known as tools, can be made from virtually any material. For parts cured at ambient or low temperature, or for prototyping, where tight control of dimensional accuracy isn’t required, materials such as fiberglass, high-density foams, machinable epoxy “boards” or even clay or wood/plaster models are often suitable. Tooling costs and complexity increase as the part performance requirements and the number of parts to be produced go up. High-rate production tools are generally made of robust metals that can stand up to repeated cycles and maintain good finish and dimensional accuracy.


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Global Specialty Products USA Inc. (Mount Holly, NJ, US) will emphasize its efforts to market its engineered solvent products outside the United States to Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, South America, Europe and Asia.

CAMX 2015 preview: David H. Sutherland & Co. CompositesWorld

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CAMX 2015 preview: Convergent Manufacturing Technologies CompositesWorld

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Nominees announced for Composites UK’s composites industry awards CompositesWorld

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CAMX 2015 preview: TE Wire & Cable CompositesWorld

TE Wire & Cable LLC (Saddle Brook, NJ, US), a thermocouple and specialty wire and cable manufacturer since, will exhibit a variety of high-accuracy thermocouple products.

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