Hi-Perf. Composites Article Discusses Metal Vs. Soft Tooling

Much-respected composites publication Hi-Performance Composites featured Coastal Enterprises in their July issue. The article, written by Sarah Black, examines the cost-savings polyurethane foam blocks can provide for certain layup tooling applications, referencing the famous Nemesis Air Racing plane of which many parts were produced from Precision Board molds.

Also discussed:

  • Time-saving benefits of custom, pre-bonded Precision Board blocks
  • Why metal tooling can increase cost, weight and lead time
  • Reducing witness lines when bonding tooling board
  • Temperature ramp up/down procedures for PBLT (up to 200˚F) and PBHT (up to 300˚F)

See the article in its entirety here.

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