Smart Tooling provides formable, reusable tooling solutions for manufacturing composite parts with complex and trapped geometries that mprove quality, reduce labor hours, and increase through-put. In other words, they help composite manufacturers to achieve Better, Cheaper, Faster. They also can reduce consummable cost.
Smart Cauls are made in the net shape of the end product, less the debulked composite thickness, and are rigid during lay-up and elastomeric during cure, ensuring pressure is applied evenly across surface geometries.
Smart Bladders act as rigid mandrels during lay-up and inflatable bladders during cure. Above its activation temperature, it is easily removed from the cured part.
Smart Mandrels are formable tools that are rigid during lay-up and primary composite part cure and flexible at a secondary post cure temperature, enabling low force extraction from the cured part.
Smart Surface is sheet stock of Smart Tooling that customers can form to make their own cauls that will be rigid during lay-up and elastomeric during cure.
Go to smarttooling.com for more information on all of our composite tooling solutions.