According to the organisation, good mold tooling can help reduce the environmental impact of parts, potentially reducing energy use and material waste in process scrap and failed parts. It can also make part manufacture faster and more cost effective, according to Composites UK.
The guide is authored by Nigel Keen, development engineer at Creative Composite Connections, Stella Job, sustainability consultant at Grazebrook Innovations and Richard Bland, technical director at Composite Integration.
“This guide provides a wealth of information about a fundamental part of composite manufacturing that is not talked about enough, and it will be a really useful resource,” said Job.
The guide is available here.