The Fiber-Lok Truss System provides
design flexibility to the composite tooling industry. By utilizing
the Truss System, 40% to 50% of a tool's closed surfaces, which
may be unavoidable with eggcrate designs, are eliminated. This
improves the cure cycle efficiencies over the life of the tool.
In addition, Truss structures are often
times lighter weight than eggcrate or metallic structures. Therefore,
tooling handling problems are reduced.
The wide variety of sizes of Truss
Systems Components (Square Tubes, Columns, and Gussets) allow
designers and tool makers to provide the appropriate amount of
support where it is needed.