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  • RRIM Mold: in aluminum or steel, with mechanic or hydraulic movements to assure component de-molding.
  • Forming Mold: in steel or aluminum water-cooled for forming raw material already heated up and laminated using specific ovens.
  • Cutting Tool: following project requirements, it can be done with cutting tool or with Water Jet technology, to cut all the contour of the cavity and to realize the internal holes.
  • Carbon SMC Forming and Cutting Mold: in aluminum or steel with mechanic or hydraulic movements, hydraulic ejector and Net Shape contour trim. Carbon Fiber Sheet Molding Compound is the raw material used with this kind of tool.
  • Cooling Shell: in resin or aluminum, with forced cooling system (air or water).
  • Gluing Station: in aluminum or resin, with manual or pneumatic system.
  • Trimming Nest: in resin to cut part of the component.
  • Checking Fixture: in resin (light) or in aluminum (full) to check dimensionally the component.

Thermoforming Technology

Raw material is heated up and then formed in a specific water-cooled mold.

In this kind of process, normally, the covering material is already laminated to the structure.
Cut outs of the component can be done in the same mold during the thermoforming phase or, alternatively, in a following step, accordingly to project requirements.

RRIM - Reinforced Reaction Injection Molding Technology

Firstly a feasibility study is required to define raw material shrinkage and flow. Then mold in aluminum or steel is produced, with all the necessary movements to assure the component de-molding.

After production, it is possible to use cooling shell in resin or aluminum to cool down the component avoiding deformations.
Afterwards, gluing and trimming stations are used to finish the product.

Wheel Arch RRIM Mold

Carbon SMC

Pre-filled carbon sheet or normal carbon sheet is laid down on tool.

Using closing force of the press, mold compression chamber shapes the raw material till the required geometry.

Wheel Arch Carbon SMC Forming and Cutting Mold