MOLDS/TOOLS

Hi-Temp Resins

SourceBook 2021

Welcome to the online SourceBook, the counterpart to CompositesWorld's annually published print SourceBook composites industry buyer's guide.
#adhesives

Aerospace

Composites mold manufacturer, BBG, is finalist for Germany’s best toolmaker 2020

Smart molds for Industry 4.0 applications key to its recognition in “Excellence in Production” competition.
#automation #composites4_0

Aerospace

University of Stuttgart, Institute of Aircraft Design uses adaptive mold technology from Adapa

Reconfigurable mold aids development of digitally-manufactured composite parts for reduced-emissions transport vehicles.

Molds/Tools

Trelleborg launches high-temperature tooling material for direct-to-part manufacture

The tooling material has operating temperature of up to +180ºC, low CTE, offers an alternative to aluminum, prepreg and steel for high-volume part production.

Fabrics/Preforms

Braided preforms meet phase-change tooling

A program from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory adopts automated braiding and phase-change tooling for a complex geometry unmanned aircraft part.
#trends

Carbon Fibers

Thermwood demonstrates novel 3D printing approach for large vessel molds

Thermwood 3D-printed and trimmed five-foot-tall sections that were then bound together and bolted to form a complete female mold. The entire mold section, made of four printed pieces, weighs 4,012 pounds and required 65.5 hours to print.
#layup

Carbon Fibers

3D printing CFRP molds for RTM flaperon, exoskeletons and more

The Chair of Carbon Composites at TU Munich is advancing composite additive manufacturing via large-scale extrusion, continuous fiber printing, integrating heating into tools and more.
#paek #cleansky #continuousfiberAM

Thermoplastics

National Composites Week: Thermoplastics, recycling, tooling

As we celebrate National Composites Week, we’ve collected some of our top content on recent developments in thermoplastic composites, recycling and tooling.
#sustainability

Thermoplastics

DUNA introduces Corafoam tooling board product line

The 2-Ib polyurethane Corafoam HPT-35 makes for efficient production of prototypes, is non-toxic and can be applied to composite layup tooling.
#layup

Aerospace

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Janicki Industries

Janicki Industries is featuring its fast prototyping process for flyaway parts and tooling for urban air mobility (UAM) vehicle manufacturers.
#camx