Tales from manufacturing

More than you ever thought you'd want to know about carbon fibre mould repair!

Hello again everyone,

another update about manufacturing for you.

Carbon Fibre Mould Repair

Had a tricky problem with the carbon fibre moulds for the brackets that make up our tilt/pan head. Here's a rendering of the tilt/pan head where the L-brackets can be seen clearly (the camera's attached to one of them):


Making them from carbon fibre means they're super-light weight yet strong.

The manufacturer found that de-moulding the brackets was difficult and that lead to some surface damage to the brackets. So a solution was needed.

We've added a change to the mould so that the edge at one end of the bracket is angled at 45° instead of at 90°. This should make it easier to de-mould the bracket. Here's the CNC machine model, followed by the machined repair part:



Next problem is how to attach it securely to the mould while maintaining the seal. I'll try gluing and pinning first. Cross-fingers, I'll keep you posted!


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