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Rapid prototyping with innovative reformable tooling process

News International-French

10 Nov 2017

Rapid prototyping of composites is a simple solution for the most demanding prototyping needs

Rapid prototyping with innovative reformable tooling process
Ruiz Aerospace is proud to announce its innovative reformable tooling process, Fast Molding Technology (FMT), which offers premium prototyping capabilities of fully functional composite parts within a few days. The secret behind FMT is a specially designed blend of ceramic submicron particles that allows the molding surface of the tool to be shaped on demand to almost any geometry. In other words, there is no need for designing and manufacturing a unique tool for a single composites part since our FMT tool is always ready to create a new component.

The ceramic particles will match the geometry of the part with a geometrical accuracy of 50 microns and it will stay solid as long as needed.

Once the composite part is demolded, the FMT tool can keep its geometry for additional moldings, or it can be re-shaped to a new part geometry in just a few minutes. Their RPC service speeds up redesign processes which usually take months with traditional molding techniques, saving time and cutting costs as never before.

The FMT system allows customers to manufacture any type of composite, from regular hand lay-up to pre-impregnated fibers cured at high pressure and temperature. FMT has a specially designed cover that can heat up and apply pressure on the molded part such as in an autoclave, therefore making the use of an external oven or autoclave obsolete.

Rapid Prototyping of Composites