Among the production processes of thermosetting matrix composites, the hand lay-up is
the simplest and oldest open moulding method for composites manufacturing. If it is
required high dimensional stability during the thermal cycle, the moulds are generally
realized in steal and aluminium alloy or in carbon resin. Compared to traditional moulds the
use of a 3D printer with polymers, instead of metals, allows the manufacturer to save time
and costs, with the advantage of producing personalized parts.
With a leading aerospace company, it is reported a case study of a lamination obtained on a
high precision 3D printed mould with CARBON PEEK, carbon fiber filled PEEK, thanks to
Roboze FFF 3D printing technology.