- Provides a foundation for designing tooling to manufacture composite parts and assemblies
- Includes a comprehensive discussion of tools and equipment used for layup, curing and trimming composite parts, as well as creating assemblies from parts
- Application areas include aerospace, wind blade molds, automotive tooling, and also “one off” tooling for a variety of prototype composite parts
- Discusses both classic and state-of-the-art methods and provides insight on which methods are suitable for various scenarios
- Chapter summaries and review questions provided for every chapter
Written to be used as both a student reference and a practical manufacturing guide. The proposed book explains the methods of tooling for composites manufacturing, along with approaches for selecting and applying the methods. The book discusses different composite designs and relates this information to fabrication technologies and their associated types of tooling. The text lays out the advantages and disadvantages of tooling strategies and clarifies the risks associated with each. Included are numerous examples, as well as troubleshooting guidelines.