Shell tool heating

Thin-walled metal or CF-composite tools, also known as shell tools, are used for vacuum forming of composite parts, either in or out of autoclave, or for compression molding. Corebon’s unique method for applying inductor coils directly to the tool’s back side equips them for even faster heating at a fraction of the energy use of other systems.

Our base shell tool configurations are suitable for most common thermoset composites, as well as high-temperature consolidation and processing of thermoplastics. We also offer customized solutions on request.

Corebon inductors can be retrofitted to existing shell tools, or integrated into new customized shell tools. You can also have forced cooling with air or water depending on your needs.