CARBON CONCEPTS LIMITED SPECIALISTS IN HIGH PERFORMANCE COST EFFECTIVE COMPOSITES

Tooling Technology

As we have developed our range of products we have also had to provide the appropriate tooling.  There is no one optimum technique - it is necessary to access a suite of tooling technologies.  As you will see below, we offer a range of tooling to match our extensive process portfolio.

Carbon Concepts Limited specilaists is high performance cost effective composite structures

carbon concepts demonstration tooling for an orthopaedic R&D programme

PRIMARY TOOLING (PLUGS)

We have extensive in-house capability to produce plugs in any combination of composite, foam and wood.  We are also able to provide complete CAD/CAM definition for the CNC machining of metal tooling.

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carbon concepts has developed the facility to use complex multi piece tooling when necessary

COMPOSITE TOOLING

Much of the work that we carry out at Carbon Concepts relies on our in-house ability to produce complex, multi piece tools with a high quality surface finish

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carbon concepts composite hull mould for 4.5m Retro II canoe hull

LARGE TOOLING

Through our boat building and motor racing experience, we can provide large, high quality moulding tools.  We have achieved 5m long by 3m wide and have the facility to go to 8m.  We would be happy to discuss requirements beyond that.

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carbon concepts is able to use cnc machined matched die metal tooling for precise double sided moulding

METAL TOOLING

We offer the facility to produce CNC machined metal tooling where this is appropriate.

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very high performance competition glider produced entirely from carbon concepts own soft tooling technology

"TOOL-LESS" MANUFACTURE

It is not always necessary to produce complex and expensive tooling to manufacture even the most sophisticated structures. The flying surfaces of both this 1.5m span glider and its larger 3.6 m span sister were manufactured with no conventional tooling whatsoever!!  The larger aircraft has sandwich skinned, hollow construction.

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