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ASM Handbook

Composites

Edited by
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

Composite Tooling

By
Louis C. Dorworth
Louis C. Dorworth
Abaris Training Resources, Inc.
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Published:
2001
Page range:
434 - 440
Publication history
November 01, 2001

Abstract

Composite tooling is the making of tools from composite materials. This article focuses on wet lay-up methods and techniques that are used to fabricate prepreg tooling. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of composite tools. The article describes the process considerations for composite tool design, such as master model or pattern design selection, fiber and fabric selection, resins, and surface coat and ply. Various tool laminate construction techniques, such as curing and demolding, and cutting and trimming, are reviewed. The article describes the substructure design for the construction of tool laminates.

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Louis C. Dorworth, 2001. "Composite Tooling", Composites, Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson

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