MOLDS/TOOLS

Molds/Tools

Mold release solutions for automotive composites

In this Digital Demo, Axel Plastics reviews mold cleaning, sealing and release solutions for leading use in automotive composites manufacturing processes, including SMC, BMC and RTM.
#outofautoclave

Mass Transit

Shift2Rail issues call for molding tools to produce composite door, interiors demonstrators

Tenders for molding tools in EU project to manufacture composites using compression molding process or equivalent due by April 22, 2021.
#SHM #outofautoclave

Molds/Tools

Decision SA, Carboman Group unveil new direct mold tooling for aerospace applications

Material selection ensures tool surface and support structure match mold and part CTE for short lead times and highly stable direct molds at temperatures up to 180˚C.

Consumer

Innovative tooling, automation enable new line of composite window wells

Moldmaker and automation specialist Commercial Tool Group provided RockWell with custom compression molds and robotics to enable high-volume, low-cost production.
#automation #application

Carbon Fibers

Invar, wire additive manufacturing expand aerocomposite tooling options

Invar facesheets and backing structures are candidates for large-format 3D printing to more quickly and efficiently produce aerostructures tooling.
#workinprogress #boeing

Materials

UMaine awarded $2.8 million to accelerate AM wind blade development 

Additive manufacturing with bio-based, 100% recyclable feedstocks reinforced with wood can reduce construction time by six months and cut costs by 25-50%
#biomaterials #windblades

Infusion

SourceBook 2021

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

Automotive

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.