Trelleborg has launched a new high temperature, low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) composite tooling material.

The TD1200 material has an operating temperature of up to 180°C and can be used in direct to part manufacturing as an alternative to aluminum, prepreg and steel for high volume part production. According to Trelleborg, boards can be built into blocks and machined to a specified shape using traditional cutting tools.

This launch is part of an agreement with CFP Composites to make TD1200 tooling available in Europe, Trelleborg said. ‘We look forward to working closely with the team to provide TD1200 on short lead times, making it the perfect choice for thermally stable high-volume part production in the aerospace, automotive, and other industries,’ said Simon Price, MD of CFP Composites.

This story uses material from Trelleborg, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.