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ASM Handbook

Composites

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Daniel B. Miracle
Daniel B. Miracle
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Steven L. Donaldson
Steven L. Donaldson
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ASM International
Volume
21
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-195-5
Publication date:
2001
Book Chapter

Elastomeric Tooling

By
R.C. Adams
R.C. Adams
Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems
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Marvin Foston
Marvin Foston
Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems
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Published:
2001
Page range:
445 - 449
Publication history
November 01, 2001

Abstract

Elastomeric tooling uses rubber details to generate required molding pressure or to serve as a pressure intensifier during composite part curing cycles. This article discusses the various aspects of the forms of commercially available bag-side elastomeric caul systems. It describes the two basic methods, such as the trapped or fixed volume rubber method and the variable-volume rubber method, of elastomeric tooling, which use the principles of thermal expansion molding. The significant properties and controlling equations that are required to characterize elastomeric tooling material are also discussed.

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R.C. Adams, Marvin Foston, 2001. "Elastomeric Tooling", Composites, Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson

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