Hot Drape Forming Tool

This custom hot drape former features a custom control system and custom temperature control. This forming tool precisely drapes composite material over a mold and heats it until it sets in the right shape. The system controls the temperature inside the box from 70°F to ~ 160°F. Hot drape formers provide operators a reliable and precise way to conform carbon fiber to their exact dimensions.

  • Forms composite fiber parts
  • Includes a lift mechanism and a thermal chamber with associated heaters, thermocouples, and part molds
  • PLC regulates thermal chamber temperature within 10­°F over the 70°F to 160°F range
  • Customizable thermal profiling
hot drape forming tool

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