Solid tool heating

Compression and resin transfer molding typically rely on compact aluminum or steel block tools known as solid tools. The challenge is to find the optimal balance between heat conduction through the mold and cooling channel placement to achieve both rapid heating and cooling.

Corebon has extensive experience in designing induction heated solid tools for low cycle times and using simulations to predict induction efficiency and thermal properties. Our solutions typically consume a fraction of the energy of other systems commonly used in the industry.

Our base solid tool configurations are suitable for processing the most common thermoset composites, as well as high-temperature consolidation and processing of thermoplastics. Customized solutions are available on request.

For general use with existing solid tools, we can provide stand-alone induction heaters (heated plates). Please contact us for dimensions and heating rates.