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Composite Structure & Tooling

Composite structures are becoming increasingly common in transportation from aircraft to ground vehicles. To obtain the greatest benefit of a composite application, the components must be designed and tooled correctly from the start to ensure strength, fitment and high performance. The team at ATG has designed and tooled composites as varied as aircraft fuselage components, production ground vehicle components, critical race car aerodynamics and non-functional interior trim components.

There are many manufacturing processes available to today’s composite engineer, including vacuum bagging to resin transfer molding using hard and soft tools. We can help you determine the correct approach for your application based on volume, tooling costs and production costs.

All tooling and part data is generated in 3D in a single file to ensure the tooling always matches the latest iteration of your parts. By utilizing geometrical sets of data (layers in some programs) the part geometry, base tooling pattern, run off, part lines scribes, and tool direction are maintained in the same file. This makes the manufacturing data an integral part of the component data, ensuring that the manufacturing and QC teams are always working from the same data as the design engineers.

We manufacture all of the tooling patterns in house and work directly with your layup partner to ensure the tools are compatible with their internal processes. Over the years we have worked with numerous composites facilities large and small and can recommend a layup partner if needed.