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Durable composite tools

Reference number
Coordinator Swerea SICOMP AB - Swerea SICOMP AB, Mölndal
Funding from Vinnova SEK 125 000
Project duration March 2017 - January 2018
Status Completed
Venture Innovair/SMF

Purpose and goal

The aim of the project was to develop a method to offer the aerospace industry more durable composite tools for the production of composite components. There is, however no barrier to the technology being used in other industries to streamline and reduce the costs associated with composite tools.

Expected results and effects

The project has shown that it is quite possible, through powder coating, to improve the surfaces of composite tools and make this sort of tooling more attractive for use in manufacturing of composite components. The project has evaluated different powder coatings to assess which ones are suitable for use in the application.

Planned approach and implementation

In the project, an evaluation of three types of powder coatings selected by the project group from a number of candidates has been made. These coatings have been used on four types of substrates. These substrates have been analyzed and data has been used as input for the production of a demonstrator to demonstrate the potential of the method.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2017-01682

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