“Bayview Composites, a tooling company based in Seattle specializing in large-scale wind-energy, marine, and aerospace tooling, delivered today the molds for our next solar car! Many thanks to Rock, Jeff, Jared, and the entire team at Bayview for their incredible contribution to the team!“
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).