Notices
Composites Fabrication And Repair Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, Fiberglass and all the newest high tech composites

lap joint in molds

Old 09-01-2006, 11:51 AM
  #1  
tschmidt
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Fort Scott, KS,
Posts: 376
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default lap joint in molds

How do you build a lap joint into your molds when using a plug that is one piece and mounted in a parting plate?


Thanks in advance for any suggestion!!

Todd Schmidt
Old 09-01-2006, 03:29 PM
  #2  
davidfee
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 691
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: lap joint in molds

You generally make an additional piece (or set of pieces) for your joggle mold after the primary mold parts are built. The "joggle tool" is then removable and the parts can still be joined using the molds and alignment pins.

There are several ways to get the correct offset for the joggle tool. I hope other folks will chime in with suggestions, since I've only done it one way. I used the same plug without modification to lay-up my joggle tools, then shifted them inward (towards the center of the part) by the approximate thickness of the part laminate. They were then fixed to the primary mold piece using screws.

HTH,
-David

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.