New composite tooling material

Base Materials has developed Ares 770, a tooling material designed for the manufacture of master models and patterns used in the production of carbon fiber parts, and for vacuum forming and thermoforming applications.

The resign system is made from syntactic materials and can be used at temperatures up to 130⁰C and has a low coefficient of thermal expansion, improved dimensional stability, and an inert surface. It is suitable for industries including automotive and aerospace, the company said.

Ares 770 novel material is available in a selection of board thicknesses up to 200 mm.