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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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.

CAMX 2015 preview: Mokon CompositesWorld

Mokon (Buffalo, NY, US) is emphasizing the redesign of its Duratherm MAX water system line.

CAMX 2015 preview: McLube Div. of McGee Industries CompositesWorld

The McLube Division of McGee Industries Inc. (Aston, PA, US) is featuring its line of release agents for high-performance composites fabrication processes.

CAMX 2015 preview: Janicki Industries CompositesWorld

Janicki Industries (Sedro-Woolley, WA, US) will highlight its capabilities in tooling, prototyping, and fabrication parts for aerospace, marine, energy, architecture, military, space, and transportation markets.

CAMX 2015 preview: Hexcel CompositesWorld

Hexcel (Stamford, CT, US) is featuring several products, including HexSHIELD, Acousti-Cap, HexTOOL, HexPly and HexTow.

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