Machining of a 40’ long epoxy putty, 210°F capable direct tool, used to fabricate a prototype wind turbine blade. The 40’ long tool will be joined and permanently bonded together with another 40’ long tool, laser tracked and adjusted to within .020.”
5-axis machining of a putty pattern for the manufacture of a high temp epoxy infused mold. This is one half of a symmetrical pattern. The two halves will be permanently joined together, the seam faired out, dry stacked and infused with a 300°F capable epoxy resin. A high temp rigid back structure will be applied and when complete, the tool will be capable of potentially thousands of part pulls (with proper care).