Elastomeric Tooling for Composites

ELASTOMERIC TOOLING FOR COMPOSITES

A HISTORY OF ACHIEVEMENT, A FUTURE OF INNOVATION

Rubbercraft has a proven track record of supplying elastomeric tooling solutions for composites fabrication.

For more than 25 years we have been developing and delivering cutting edge solutions for composite manufacturing processes that are enabling for our customers and have often resulted in cost and weight savings.

With a history of achievement, Rubbercraft is committed to a future of continuing innovation, constantly pushing the boundaries in search of optimum solutions and excellence of product and service.

Elastomeric Tooling for Composites

WORK WITH RUBBERCRAFT AND EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS:

Lower weight composite structures
Elimination of secondary bonding and/or fastening
Lower manufacturing costs
Improved laminate quality
Increased production rates
Reusable tooling for multiple cycles
Vulcanized coatings for ease of extraction
Autoclave or OoA applications
Infusion process capable
Reduced skill labor and touch labor requirements
Co-bond application
Co-cure application
Accommodates curvature and complex shapes
Accommodates ply-ramps and drop offs
Reusability of the tooling
Take a look at our Composite Fabrication Enablers (CFE) Brochure for more information.

Product Specifications

Take a look at the details below for information about the specifications & capabilities of our Elastomeric Tooling products.

Materials

Typical materials used include: Silicone, Butyl, EPDM, Viton containing formulations). 2000+ proven elastomer formulations are available. Rubbercraft utilizes our expertise to select the optimal material(s) for your application.

Product Types

Bladders
Mandrels
Pressure Intensifiers
Cauls
Reusable vacuum bags
Composite Repair Solutions

Applications

Complex composite shapes, composites with cavities, prepreg and UD tape, RTM, autoclave, outer mold line and inner mold line

Temperature Rating

Typical applications: Ambient to 180°C / 350°F. For higher temperature requirements contact Rubbercraft for application-specific options.

Software Tools

Solidworks, CATIA, MasterCAM, Unigraphics with a variety of file formats including Unigraphics, IGES, STEP, AutoCAD, Pro-E