All the design, design engineering, materials, processes and manufacturing engineering tools needed to produce patterns, molds and tools that yield quality, trouble free advanced-composite structures and components are in this book. The book exceeds all other
available works in scope and new-method coverage. This all-in-one resource guides you through the manufacture of both nonmetallic and metallic molds and tools used to form, mold or bond small to very large advanced composite parts and assemblies. It provides detailed instructions on how to use each kind of mold-making material and execute each mold-making process. This updated edition contains leading edge state of the art information that takes the reader step by step
through the mold design, tooling and molding processes of light RTM, vacuum assisted and low pressure injection including other resin system infusion systems.
"This reference text provides guidance on the design and selection of composite materials, master
patterns, and mold and tool fabrication for advanced industrial applications. Twelve chapters discuss strength of materials and mold design; mold engineering; mold materials; ( preparation of masters; fabricating master molds and nonmetallic molds and tools, fabricating metallic molds;) conventional or permanent reusable vacuum bags; mold fittings, accessories, and support tools; facility requirements; inspection and quality control; and future directions. The described techniques
are also accompanied by some 400 illustrations demonstrating step-by-step performance of tasks. The emphasis throughout is on cost-effectiveness and reliability.--Reference & Research Book News, June 2007