CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Design Concepts
Appears in Print as: 'Closed mold applications'
Source | Design Concepts
Design Concepts (Sarasota, Fla., U.S.) is emphasizing its closed mold applications for both tooling and private label manufacturing in the entertainment, simulation, aerospace and wind energy markets.
The company’s light resin transfer mold (LRTM) technology is said to accommodate applications requiring attributes such as surface profile, part weight or production ergonomics. In addition, the company will be promoting its vacuum-bagged, infused part capabilities. Booth M11.
Composite parts are formed in molds, also known as tools. Tools can be made from virtually any material. The material type, shape and complexity depend upon the part and length of production run. Here's a short summary of the issues involved in electing and making tools.
Focused on optimizing traditional hand layup, nacelle and thrust reverser manufacturers cast an eye on future use of automation and closed molding.
New products from mold release manufacturers emphasize ease of use and application flexibility.