Rutland-based mould tooling company Surface Generation has raised £450,000 in funding to trial its changeable moulds for carbon-fibre composite technology and expand its customer base.
Surface Generation has developed an innovative technology that creates easily changeable moulds for carbon-fibre composite tooling, which companies can use to make the parts and components for manufacturing processes that previously required individually created, expensive moulds.
Surface Generation’s near-net shape pin-tooling technology is used to produce expendable ceramic and polymeric patterns for prototyping, while its subtractive pin-tooling technology is used to create metallic tools for production components.
Surface Generation’s products are particularly aimed at industries working with carbon-fibre components, notably aerospace. When a new design is being prototyped, Surface Generation’s technology allows the moulds to be reconfigured and immediately re-used to accommodate changes in the specification of components.