Master and working tools

Composite Courses

The course will cover:

Health, safety and handling
Composite materials and properties
Composite manufacturing – planning
Master tools design, material selection and construction
Use of traditional, novel, CNC and vac forming to produce master tools
Creation of a master tool from an existing component
Making master tools
Working tooling design and material selection
Making working tools using different materials and cure temperature from a master tool
Use of closed tooling, intensifiers and vacuum bagging techniques
Curing and tool repair methods
Use of tooling to form a two part assembly
Introduction to resin infusion tooling
Identifying and rectifying defects
Master and working tool storage and management

Course Title: Master and Working Tool Design and Manufacture
Course Code: 010
Duration: 5 Days
Fees: £975.00 + VAT at standard rate
Course structure: 25% theory, 75% practical

Designed to support engineers, designers, researchers, lead technicians and technicians involved in the development of tooling for composite component manufacture.

The course develops a wide ranging, understanding of the development and application of current and novel techniques in the production of composite tooling. Delegates will have the opportunity to produce a range of master and working mould tools with complex geometry which incorporate the use of templates and the correct finishing producing a quality self-supporting mould tool. They will have the opportunity to discover the common tool making problems and defects and how to overcome these by design and modification.