Tooling Design And Fabrication

Composite lamination, machining, and assembly tooling is an esoteric art that requires the highest level of familiarity with both modern machining practice and knowledge of composites behavior. With extensive experience in composites fabrication, Canyon Composites has attained this ability and has demonstrated it on many difficult projects.

Canyon Composites has broad experience with the following aspects of composites tooling:

  • Trim and Drill Fixtures

  • CTE Compensated Tooling

  • Soft or Rigid Tooling

  • Weldaments, Assemblies, Fixtures

  • Composites

  • Metallics

  • Assembly Fixtures

  • Most standard data files utilized:

  • .iges, .dwg, .prt, .stp​

  • Show Software includes Mastercam, Inventor, Mechanical Desktop, and Autocad

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Standardized Tooling and Piece Parts

The most complex aerospace structures are often an intricate amalgam of very simple parts. Composite structures epitomize this approach. In order to support our customers pressing delivery schedules, Canyon has fabricated an extensive collection of composite layup tooling. Canyon Composites maintains thousands of shaped mandrels used to generate a host of the basic building blocks of composite structures. These shapes include but are not limited to:

  • Round Tubes

  • Square Tubes

  • Triangular Tubes

  • Hexagonal Tubes

  • Rectangular Tubes

  • Layup Mandrels

  • I Beams

  • Angle Clips (Various radii and angles)

  • C-Channels

  • Assembly Fixtures

  • Trim and Drill