Revolutionary Tooling Solutions
|Smart Mandrels RT||Smart Mandrels 250|
|Up to 113°F||Up to 250°F||Cure Temp|
|203°F to 275°F||300°F to 350°F||Forming/Demold Temp|
|Up to 275°F||Up to 350°F||Max Use Temp|
|Conforms to any contour||Moldable to near-net shape||Advantage|
The ProcessWatch the Video
HeatA Smart Mandrels blank is heated above its transition temperature and placed in a clamshell mold.
Inflate & CoolAbove its transition temperature, the flexible mandrel is pushed against the mold using interior air pressure. The mandrel is cooled in its new shape.
Lay-upThe rigid mandrel is removed from the mold and coated with a mold release. The mandrel is used to make a composite part.
CureThe composite part is cured below the mandrel's transition temperature.
ExtractThe mandrel is heated above its transition temperature to recover its original shape, then extracted.