Tooling Collection

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Presented by: Composites One

CW’s editors are tracking the latest trends and developments in tooling, from the basics to new developments. This collection, presented by Composites One, features four recent CW stories that detail a range of tooling technologies, processes and materials.

Part One: “Big additive machines tackle large molds,” CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan discusses the use of large-format additive manufacturing systems for producing production-ready molds quickly and affordably.

Part Two: “Cutting the cost and time of tooling for composites,” CW senior editor Ginger Gardiner introduces a chopped carbon fiber/PA66 material set to achieve CFRP/Invar tool performance with less investment.

Part Three: “DYNAPIXEL: automated, reconfigurable molds,” CW senior editor Ginger Gardiner writes of a CAD-driven system that cuts time for design iterations and enables cost-effective customized jigs and molded parts.

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