Fiber-Lok™ Material Types:
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Application of Fiber-Lok™ Truss Systems

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.


 
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Northrop Grumman YF-23
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Lay-up mold reinforcement
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Gussets & Square Tubes
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Fiber-Lok™ truss allow greatest thermal transfer to backside of tool to enhance cure profile
· Very efficient concept to minimize tooling labor and reduce tool material scrap
   
   
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Bell Helicopter
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Oven cycling assembly tool
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Gussets and Square Tubes
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Low CTE to match part construction
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Open truss system allow excellent thermal transfer to part for bonding
   
 


Available in Graphite and Fiberglass - See Square Tubes, Columns, and Gussets

Laminates can be precut and delivered in kits.

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