Composite Tooling

High performance composite molds and fixtures built with precision accuracy, delivered on time.

Our team has proven experience in carbon fiber technology, creating complex molds and accurate fixtures for milling, drilling and assembly needs. We produce a range of composite tooling from patterns and plugs to production molds. MI composite tooling, tools and molds are manufactured for large fuselage mandrels, engine nacelles, wing tooling down to the smallest parts necessary for the manufacture aircraft frames. Very large 5-axis milling work envelopes provide MI customers with composite tooling fixtures in a variety of materials suitable for many manufacturing processes.

 

We are your source for crucial tooling under tight deadlines. Including:

  • Trim Fixtures
  • Assembly Fixtures
  • Holding Fixtures
  • Work and access stands
  • Composite tooling, composite tools and composite molds

 

If there is a need for large machining, prototype machining, replacement of broken parts, creation of assembly line spares or new equipment design, give the experts at Machinists a call for reliable handling of your project.

Carbon fiber tape winding machine Fixture Fabricated On A 5-Axis CNC Mill Winglet Mandrel Helicopter Part Mold Large Mandrels Lay Up Mandrel
Carbon fiber tape winding machine

Carbon fiber tape winding machine

MI produced this turn-key assembly, containing fixtures for multiple operations in the fabrication of large composite aircraft parts. Precision weldments were fabricated with machined parts, assembled and delivered fully operational to the customer.
Fixture Fabricated on a 5-axis CNC Mill

Fixture Fabricated on a 5-axis CNC Mill

The fixture is used to fabricate exhaust housings for Bell Helicopters. MI made this tooling board part model to build a composite LM (lay-up mandrel).
Winglet

Winglet

Machining stage of a internal winglet breakdown mandrel - KingAir.
Mandrel

Mandrel

Aluminum lay-up mandrel.
Helicopter

Helicopter

Part model was 5 axis machined for producing a turned exhaust housing for Bell helicopter.
Part Mold

Part Mold

Machining of exhaust housing part model to tight tolerance with inspection using laser tracker equipment. Part model - Machining of exhaust housing part model to tight tolerance with inspection using laser tracker equipment.
Large Mandrels

Large Mandrels

Boeing 787 ceiling panel mandrel machined in5 axis from a solid block.
Lay Up Mandrel

Lay Up Mandrel

3D inspection of a composite lay up mandrel prior to delivery.
Carbon fiber tape winding machine

Carbon fiber tape winding machine

MI produced this turn-key assembly, containing fixtures for multiple operations in the fabrication of large composite aircraft parts. Precision weldments were fabricated with machined parts, assembled and delivered fully operational to the customer.