Metal spray tooling for composite forming
UNSPECIFIED (2002) Metal spray tooling for composite forming. In: RAPID Tooling 2002 Conference, WARWICK, ENGLAND, MAR 07, 2002. Published in: RAPID TOOLING 2002, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS pp. 51-59.Full text not available from this repository.
Thermal spraying methods have been mooted as a method of manufacturing tooling for many years and yet they have not made a significant in road into this market. Generally, recent metal spraying research has focussed on the manufacture of small, high pressure tools (for example for automotive injection moulding tools). However, the metal spray process really lends itself to the manufacture of large tooling where it can compete more effectively against alternatives such as machining.
The three year, $750k, IMI Spray Mould programme, funded jointly by EPSRC (IMI) and the industrial partners: Airbus, BAE SYSTEMS, Bombardier Aerospace Shorts, A.T.Poeton Ltd, Rover Group Ltd, and Sulzer Metco, commenced in June 1997. The aim of this research is to develop a method of manufacturing tooling for composite aerospace components, particularly large primary structures over 15m in length. This paper will present the results of this research programme, including technical data comparing both the technical and economic advantages of this novel approach to tool construction.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TS Manufactures|
|Journal or Publication Title:||RAPID TOOLING 2002, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS|
|Publisher:||RAPRA TECHNOLOGY LTD|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 51-59|
|Title of Event:||RAPID Tooling 2002 Conference|
|Location of Event:||WARWICK, ENGLAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||MAR 07, 2002|
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