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Hybrid tooling prepregs cut costs

An innovative hybrid composite tooling system developed by Composites Evolution utilises the benefits of flax fibre reinforcements.

4th December 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Chesterfield

Industrial, Sustainable

“Currently, when moulding carbon fibre composites in an autoclave, it is common practice to also make the tools from carbon fibre prepregs. This ensures that there are no significant differences in the thermal expansion of the tool and the component being moulded that might introduce unwanted distortion. However, this also means that the tooling tends to be relatively expensive,” the company explains.

Read the full article on our Inside Composites website

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