Metal spray tooling for composite forming
UNSPECIFIED (2003) Metal spray tooling for composite forming. In: 9th International Manufacturing Conference, HONG KONG, PEOPLES R CHINA, AUG 16-17, 2000. Published in: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, 138 (1-3). pp. 443-448.Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0924-0136(03)00114-6
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 3-year, 750k, IMI Spray Mould Programme, funded jointly by EPSRC (IMI) and the industrial partners: Airbus, BAE SYSTEMS, Bombardier Aerospace Shorts, A.T. Poeton, Rover Group, 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 15 m 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. (C) 2003 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
T Technology > TS Manufactures
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF MATERIALS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA|
|Official Date:||20 July 2003|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 443-448|
|Title of Event:||9th International Manufacturing Conference|
|Location of Event:||HONG KONG, PEOPLES R CHINA|
|Date(s) of Event:||AUG 16-17, 2000|
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