Multiplast designed and fabricated female carbon moulds for Airbus, in order to test new processes for the fabrication of keel beam parts for Airbus A350 development.
- Carbon mould / epoxy for autoclave cures at 180°C,
- Dimensions of 10m x 1.5m,
- Tolerance of ± 0.2mm with repeated machining to validate different geometries,
- Vacuum system integrated into the tooling.
Multiplast has also produced a milled carbon mould for a series of coastal radars (Coast Watcher 100).
The shape tolerance demands imposed by Thales for these antenna radars led Multiplast to produce a 4.5m wide milled carbon mould. This mould had already been subjected to more than 40 cures within tolerances to 1/10th of a millimetre.
A low thermal expansion coefficient carbon was chosen for this particular utilisation.