Aerospace

Reuther Mold has been active in the aerospace industry for over 30 years. In the mid 1970s the Company began design and manufacturing of match metal dies for the production of interior components molded with honeycomb composites and prepreg for the 747 aircraft. Since that time we have produced match metal dies for the 737, 757, 767, 777, and 787. These tools have either been manufactured from a variety of materials including P-20, 4140, 1025 and aluminum. We have also used different coatings – hard chrome plating, hard coat anodizing, and nickel plating.

In the 1990s Reuther Mold began manufacturing of RTM tools for the aerospace industry, since our beginning we have provided RTM tooling for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, F-22 and F-35 fighter planes and the Comanche helicopter. Our capabilities have greatly expanded in this area as Reuther Mold now designs and manufactures resin transfer molds, preform molds, debulk molds, machining fixtures, assembly fixtures, inspection fixtures, and vacuum lay-up tools for the aerospace industry. Recently, we designed and manufactured a complete tooling stream for the Apache helicopters from preform tools to lay-up molds to machining and assembly fixtures. This aerospace tooling has been manufactured from Invar 36, P-20 and aluminum. We have also manufactured tooling from welded Invar 36 and cast Invar 36 materials.

We manufacture custom tools using aluminum, steel, and invar, having purchased over 150,000 pounds of Invar over the last two years. We also have a relationship with a local company that builds tooling made with composite materials. Our engineering department uses Catia V4 and V5 as well as SolidWorks and AutoCAD to service your needs.

F-35 fan inlet resin transfer mold component
F-35 fan inlet resin transfer mold component
F-35 fan inlet resin transfer mold – sample cold pour
F-35 fan inlet resin transfer mold sample cold pour
F-35 fan inlet resin transfer mold components
F-35 fan inlet resin transfer mold
Resin transfer mold coffin box with internal steam heat, insulation, and damp plates
Resin transfer mold coffin box with internal steam heat, insulation, and damp plates
Comanche helicopter floor plate resin transfer mold
Comanche helicopter floor plate resin transfer mold
Hand lay-up tools leading edge deicer components
Hand lay-up tools leading edge deicer
Jet engine spacer resin transfer mold
Jet engine fan spacer resin transfer mold
Radar housing vacuum hand bag lay-up
Radar housing vacuum hand bag lay-up
Bond jig assembly for a trail rator
Bond jig assembly for a trail rator
Bond jig assembly for a trail rator showing the vaccum holding device
Bond jig assembly for a trail rator showing the vaccum holding device
   
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