MOLDS FOR AEROSPACE COMPOSITES

Composite Materials Molds for High Temperature processes

  • Prepreg cured in autoclave
  • Out of autoclave prepreg
  • Infused epoxy and carbon fiber cured in oven
  • OPTION : Final machining of surface for higher precision (+- 25 microns / 0,001 in)

Machined Metal Molds for Prepregs

  • Invar
  • Steel
  • Aluminum

Molds for Automated Fiber or Tape Placement (AFP / ATP)

  • Deposition mandrels
  • Molds for autoclaving

Molds for RTM and liquid molding

  • Machined metal –or-
  • Electroformed nickel –or-
  • Reinforced composite materials
  • Thermal regulation system (heating or cooling)
  • Injection and vacuum systems

Electroformed Nickel Molds

  • Nickel skin (4 to 6 mm / 0,160 to 0,240 in)
  • Steel structure with micro regulation system for the skin geometry
  • OPTION : Thermal regulation system (heating or cooling)
  • OPTION : Backing reinforcement in concrete/composite

Molds with inflatable bladder for complex prepreg shapes

  • Machined metal molds
  • Inflatable bladder in high temperature sillicone
WE OFFER:
  • Finite elements analysis (FEA)
  • Resin flow analysis
  • Complete CMM inspection reports
  • Final fitting and trial of molds
  • Vacuum tests
  • Trial parts
  • TURNKEY development programs of prototypes, molds, secondary operations tooling and startup
  • Durability warranties

Machined master models

  • Epoxy tooling planks bonded and machined
  • High temperature epoxy paste on honeycomb structure
  • Seamless modeling paste on polyurethane or polystyrene foam
  • Polyurethane tooling planks bonded and machined
  • Wood or MDF planks bonded and machined
  • Class A surfaces with finish up to 1200 grit
  • Polyester, Vinylester, Epoxy and Polyurethane primers
  • Scribe lines
  • CMM inspection reports